December 2015

In the case of E.E.O.C. v. Suffolk Laundry Servs., Inc., No. 12-cv-409 (E.D.N.Y.), the parties recently entered into a Consent Decree resolving the matter. (I previously wrote about this case.) The Consent Decree (here, with exhibits and below), which will remain in effect for three years from its date of entry, provides various forms of relief, including…

Read More $582k Settlement in Hostile Work Environment/Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Suffolk Laundry

In Erasmus v. Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corp. et al, No. 15 CIV. 1398 (PAE), 2015 WL 7736554 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2015), the Southern District of New York (Judge Engelmayer) dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment and discrimination claims, but permitted plaintiff’s retaliation claims (albeit in limited form) to continue. Plaintiff, a heterosexual male, alleged in…

Read More Retaliation Claims, But Not Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment Claims, Remain Against Deutsche Bank

In Hofmann v. Schiavone Contracting Corp., No. 14-2861-CV, 2015 WL 7067853 (2d Cir. Nov. 13, 2015), a Summary Order, the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s order granting summary judgment to defendants. In sum, plaintiff – a female crane operator and member of defendant International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B – alleged that “John…

Read More “Sexually Inflected Dinner Conversation” and “Rudeness” Insufficient to Defeat Summary Judgment on Gender Discrimination Claim