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In Chin v. New York City Department of Corrections and The City of New York, 23-CV-5268 (AMD) (JAM), 2024 WL 2258033 (E.D.N.Y. May 17, 2024), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claims, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law, against…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Alleged Retaliation Less Than Two Months After EEOC Found That Complaint Had Merit, Sufficiently Alleged Against City of New York
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In Aleasta Callahan v. Xayah Enterprises, LLC, No. 23 CV 3265, 2024 WL 2113092 (N.D.Ill. May 10, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Defendants first argue that plaintiff cannot adequately plead…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Forceful Buttocks Grabbing
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In Aleasta Callahan v. Xayah Enterprises, LLC, No. 23 CV 3265, 2024 WL 2113092 (N.D.Ill. May 10, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s constructive discharge/sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Defendant argues that plaintiff’s sex discrimination claim is implausible because…

Read More Constructive Discharge Sufficiently Alleged; Court Cites Groping, Sexual Comment, and Threat at Gunpoint
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In Sanders v Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A., No. 158104/18, 2023-00393, 2136, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 02264, 2024 WL 1774512 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 25, 2024), the court affirmed the lower court’s order granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Defendant submitted…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim Properly Dismissed, Positive Performance Reviews Notwithstanding
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In Amendola v. The City of New York, No. 501349/2023, 2024 WL 2155155 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County May 13, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-accommodate disability discrimination claim. From the decision: Plaintiff has sufficiently pleaded that defendants failed to accommodate her disability under the City HRL. The Amended Complaint adequately…

Read More NYPD Officer Sufficiently Alleges Failure to Accommodate Disability Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Howell v. Northwest Mississippi Community College, CASE NO. 3:23CV33-MPM-DAS, 2024 WL 1611897 (N.D.Miss. April 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination (in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act) arising from the non-renewal of plaintiff’s contract as head women’s basketball coach. In…

Read More Affidavit Constituted Direct Evidence of Age Discrimination; Summary Judgment Denied
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In Stribling v. United Parcel Service, Inc., Case No. 22-CV-495, 2024 WL 1991438 (E.D.Wis. May 3, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. Among other things, plaintiff alleged that he was subject to racially derogatory remarks that a reasonable person would find offensive, including…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Against UPS Survives Summary Judgment
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In Aly v. Janet L. Yellen et al, 2024 WL 2053492 (D.Md. May 8, 2024), the court, inter alia, the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. From the decision: Ms. Aly has failed to allege facts sufficient for the court to plausibly infer that the alleged conduct was sufficiently severe…

Read More National Origin Discrimination-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed
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In Adams v. Equinox Holdings, Inc., 2024 WL 1787108 (2d Cir. Apr. 25, 2024) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s award of summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claims of discrimination asserted under the Age discrimination in Employment Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision:…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Equinox on Age Discrimination Claims
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