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In Moy v. Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC et al, 23 Civ. 3788 (DEH), 2024 WL 3498131 (S.D.N.Y. July 22, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s – a Chinese American woman – claims of hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws (but not under 42 U.S.C.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Under NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws, But Not Section 1981
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In Moy v. Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC et al, 2024 WL 3498131 (S.D.N.Y. July 22, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s – a Chinese American woman – claim of employment discrimination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (as well as under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws). After…

Read More Chinese American Attorney Sufficiently Alleges Race, Gender Discrimination, Court Holds
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In Jackson v. Whelan Event Staffing Services, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 24-cv-00072-LKG, 2024 WL 3487888 (D.Md. July 19, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the black-letter law, the court…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed; Alleged Back Massage & Penis Text Insufficient
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In Williams v. Chicago Transit Authority, 2024 WL 3455022 (N.D.Ill. July 18, 2024), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff plausibly alleged a sex-based hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The Court finds that Williams has met her burden at this stage and stated a…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Chicago Transit Authority
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In Dabbasi v. Motiva Enterprises, L.L.C., 2024 WL 3422912 (5th Cir. July 16, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the lower court’s summary judgement dismissal on plaintiff’s age discrimination claim asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). From the decision: We begin with whether Motiva has proffered a…

Read More 5th Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment Dismissal of Age Discrimination Claim
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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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