Race / Color Discrimination

In Latif v. The City of New York et al, 20 Civ. 8248 (AT), 2024 WL 1348827 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment under the New York City Human Rights Law. Among other things, the plaintiff “alleges that she was the target…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges Race Discrimination Under City, But Not Federal or State, Law, Court Holds
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In Rivera v. The Fortune Soc., Inc., No. 150022/2023, 2024 WL 1532756 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County April 9, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Law. From the decision: To state a prima facie case of…

Read More Hispanic Native American Man’s Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal
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In Gordon-Mallett v. Mount Sinai Hospitals Group, Inc. et al, 22-cv-1159 (LJL), 2024 WL 1513910 (S.D.N.Y. April 8, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. As to…

Read More Sex, Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Against Mt. Sinai Survive Summary Judgment
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In Floyd v. New York Public Radio, 23-cv-1096 (ALC), 2024 WL 1407058 (S.D.N.Y. April 2, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After summarizing the relevant…

Read More Radio Host Jami Floyd’s Race Discrimination Survives Motion to Dismiss
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In Goldberg v. Bespoke Real Estate LLC, et al, 23-CV-5614 (JPO), 2024 WL 1256006 (S.D.N.Y. March 25, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: The Goldberg Plaintiffs also assert a claim of unlawful retaliation under Section 1981 based on Goldberg’s opposition…

Read More Retaliation Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Communication of Discrimination Allegation Through Counsel Constituted “Protected Activity”
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In Goldberg v. Bespoke Real Estate LLC, et al, 23-CV-5614 (JPO), 2024 WL 1256006 (S.D.N.Y. March 25, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: The Goldberg Plaintiffs next bring a claim of hostile work environment under 42…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal, Notwithstanding Plaintiff’s Alleged Use of Offensive Language
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In Harlow v. Molina Healthcare, Inc., 5:20-CV-1382, 2024 WL 1126736 (N.D.N.Y. March 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on her race-based termination claim, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. Here is the court’s application of the…

Read More Race-Based Discriminatory Termination Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Molina Healthcare
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In Renondeau v. Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Aquarium et al, 19-CV-2415 (VSB), 2024 WL 1156643 (S.D.N.Y. March 18, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. From the decision: Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim is based on many of the same allegations that underlie his…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Haitian Motherfucker” & “Haitian Sensation” Comments Insufficient
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In Syeed v Bloomberg L.P., No. 20, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 01330, 2024 WL 1097279 (N.Y. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2024), the New York Court of Appeals, answered the following certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Whether a nonresident plaintiff not yet employed in New York City or State…

Read More NY Court of Appeals Issues Worker-Friendly Decision as to NYC Human Rights Law’s “Impact” Requirement
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