Retaliation

In Stewart v. City of New York, 2023 WL 6970127 (2d Cir. Oct. 23, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among other things, this decision underscores the…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Defendant Unaware of “Protected Activity”
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In Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority et al, No. 160839/21, 2022-04246, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 05344, 2023 WL 6884130 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Oct. 19, 2023), the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the trial court’s Order denying defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s causes of action for discrimination and retaliation under the New York…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Gender-Motivated Violence Act, Aiding & Abetting Claims Survive Dismissal Against Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority
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In Perez v Y & M Transportation Corporation, No. 2021-02890, 518884/20, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 04675, 2023 WL 6134310 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Sep. 20, 2023), the Second Department affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law. While…

Read More Race, Perceived Disability Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In a recent case, Symotyuk-Knoll v. Healthequity, Inc., 1:21-CV-08348 (ALC), 2023 WL 5576405 (S.D.N.Y. August 29, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.…

Read More Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Termination Followed Pregnancy Leave Request
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In Lazarine v. Allied Universal Event Services, No. 153143/2023, 2023 WL 4546517, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 32374(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 14, 2023), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of retaliation asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Counts IV, V, and VIII of…

Read More Retaliation Claims Dismissed Absent Allegation of “Protected Activity”
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In Caputo v. Iesi NY Corp., No. 150594/2018, 2023 WL 5167701 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 11, 2023), the court held that summary judgment was inappropriate on plaintiff’s claims of discrimination and retaliation. From the decision: Here, issues of fact preclude summary judgment on all claims related to discrimination and retaliation. Plaintiff and…

Read More Summary Judgment on Disability Discrimination, Retaliation Claims Not Warranted in Light of Conflicting Interpretations of Evidence
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In Hafizov v. BDO USA, LLP, 22-CV-8853 (JPC) (RWL), 2023 WL 4697312 (S.D.N.Y. July 24, 2023), the court denied plaintiff’s motion to amend their complaint to add a retaliation claim. In a somewhat unique fact pattern, plaintiff alleges retaliation in the form of a deficiency letter sent by defendants’ counsel: Plaintiff’s proposed additional amendment seeks…

Read More Attorney Deficiency Letter Did Not Constitute an “Adverse Employment” Action
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In Claud v. Brown Harris Stevens of Hamptons, LLC, No. 2:18-CV-01390-NRM-ST, 2023 WL 3858677 (E.D.N.Y. June 7, 2023), the court held that plaintiff established unlawful retaliation under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: Here, BHSH’s articulated reason for firing Claud was not its actual reason. The termination’s temporal proximity to Claud’s reports of discrimination,…

Read More Real Estate Agent Established Claim of Retaliatory Termination Against Brown Harris Stevens of Hamptons
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In Beny v. University of Michigan Board of Regents, No. 22-12021, 2023 WL 4409107 (E.D.Mich. July 7, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA). The court summarized the well-settled elements…

Read More Retaliation Claims Survive Against Michigan Board of Regents
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In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Key Management Partners, Inc., 2023 WL 4351337 (D.Md. July 5, 2023), the court granted plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment as to plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Title VII also prohibits an employer from retaliating against…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Firing Shortly After Complaint About Sexual Harassment, Sufficiently Alleged For Default Judgment Purposes
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