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From Le v. New York State, No. 1:16-CV-1517, 2017 WL 3084414, at *6 (N.D.N.Y. July 18, 2017): First, to the extent Le alleges the OSC is liable under Title VII for certain comments and actions that plaintiff’s coworkers undertook because they “perceiv [ed]” her to Muslim, those claims must be dismissed. See, e.g., Lewis v. […]

From McLeod v. Jewish Guild for the Blind, No. 15-2898-CV, 2017 WL 3044626 (2d Cir. July 19, 2017): Here, had the district court considered McLeod’s handwritten factual allegations alone, it would have been required to construe McLeod as having asserted claims under the NYSHRL and NYCHRL.1 McLeod’s allegations clearly suggest claims under the NYSHRL and NYCHRL, […]

In Kleinman v. Fashion Institute of Technology, No. 16 CIV. 4348 (KPF), 2017 WL 3016940 (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2017) (J. Failla), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Initially, the court noted that while the “Second Circuit has not yet decided whether a hostile work environment […]

In Falcon v. City University of New York, 15-cv-3421, 2017 WL 2982980, (E.D.N.Y. July 10, 2017), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Plaintiff has alleged sufficient facts to survive 12(b)(6) scrutiny regarding retaliation against her internal complaint […]

In Falu v. Cty. of Orange, No. 16-CV-0448 (NSR), 2017 WL 2889513, at *6 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2017), the court held that the plaintiff – a female corrections officers – sufficiently alleged a failure-to-promote gender discrimination claim. The court summarized the legal framework for such a claim: As noted, Falu’s Amended Complaint can be construed […]

In Iscenko v. City of New York, No. 16 CIV. 6535 (LGS), 2017 WL 2880553 (S.D.N.Y. July 5, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claims The Complaint alleges that Defendants took adverse employment actions — suspended Plaintiff without pay, significantly diminished his responsibilities, filed charges against him and fired him — at least in […]

In Phillips v. Central New York Psychiatric Center, No. 16-cv-0219, 2017 WL 2869938 (N.D.N.Y. July 5, 2017), the court articulated and applied the legal framework for evaluating comments as evidence of unlawful discrimination. The court explained: Verbal comments provide evidence of discriminatory intent when the plaintiff shows that a nexus exists between the allegedly discriminatory […]

In Luka v. Bard Coll., No. 15CV04598ALCDCF, 2017 WL 2839641 (S.D.N.Y. June 29, 2017), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a gender discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law. “To state a claim for gender discrimination under the NYSHRL, a plaintiff must plausibly allege that she is a member of […]

In Marquart v. NYC Dept. of Education (NY Cty 150327/2016 June 27, 2017), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged disability discrimination under the NYC Human Rights Law, and denied defendant’s CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss that claim (it reached the opposite conclusion, however, as to plaintiff’s age discrimination claim). Plaintiff sufficiently alleged that he […]

In Padilla v. Yeshiva Univ., No. 16-4086-CV, 2017 WL 2347567 (2d Cir. June 2, 2017), the Second Circuit vacated the district court’s judgment that plaintiff failed to plausibly allege (1) retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and (2) disability discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. Initially, the court summarized […]