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In Veras v. New York City Department of Education et al, No. 1:22-cv-00056 (JLR) (SN), 2024 WL 3446498 (S.D.N.Y. July 17, 2024), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s complaint alleging hostile work environment sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Plaintiff’s fourth cause of action alleges sexual…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed; Alleged Sticking Out Tongue, “Humping” Object Insufficient
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In Wickland v. Archcare at Terrance Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center et al, 2024 WL 3432029 (E.D.N.Y. July 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of sex discrimination (termination) asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the law, and applied it to…

Read More Title VII Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Termination Was Allegedly Due to “No Call No Show” and Not Plaintiff’s Sex
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In Rajaram v. Meta Platforms, Inc., 2024 WL 3192178 (9th Cir. June 27, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit – reversing a lower court – held that 42 U.S.C. § 1981 prohibits employers from discriminating against United States Citizens. From the decision: The disputed question is whether section 1981 prohibits employers…

Read More 9th Circuit Holds That 42 U.S.C. § 1981 Prohibits Discrimination in Hiring Against U.S. Citizens on the Basis of Their Citizenship
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In Swank v. State of Oklahoma ex rel. The Regional University System of the Oklahoma Board of Regents d/b/a Northeastern State University, Case No. CIV-24-102-GLJ, 2024 WL 3400768 (E.D.Okla. July 12, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Include Inappropriate Comments, Touching
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In Jackson v. Management & Training Corporation, No. 4:23-cv-00066-MPM-JMV, 2024 WL 3352446 (N.D.Miss. July 8, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Defendant argued that plaintiff cannot show that the alleged…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Court Rejects “Should Have Quit” Argument
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In Carbone v. Tri-Town Construction LLC, 2024 WL 3377740 (M.D.Fla. July 11, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision:; The Court denies Tri-Town Construction’s motion to dismiss Counts 3 and…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim, Based on Allegation that Coworker Grabbed Plaintiff’s Genitalia, Survives Dismissal
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In Payne v. JetBlue Airways Corp., Steven Tenorio, 2024 WL 3360381 (E.D.N.Y. July 9, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act off 1964. In sum, plaintiff (an inflight crewmember for defendant airline) alleges…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against JetBlue; Jury Could Find that Response Was Inadequate
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In Pennetti v. The City of New York, No. 154367/2023, 2024 WL 3345017 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 24, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims. From the decision: Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim is denied. Under the State HRL, a…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Dismissal; Allegations Included Yelling, Demeaning, and Threatening to Terminate Older Male Employees
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In Riggs v. Akamai Technologies et al, No. 1:23-CV-06463-LTS, 2024 WL 3347032 (S.D.N.Y. July 8, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss, and held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged, a hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State and City…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claims Survive Dismissal; Allegations Included Sex Stereotyping and Comments About Sex Life
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In Anderson v. Street, 104 F.4th 646 (7th Cir. June 13, 2024), the court affirmed the lower court’s award of summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Anderson claims that Mott Street is liable for creating a hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Properly Dismissed; Alleged Conduct (Including “Bitch” Comment) Was Not “Severe or Pervasive”
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