Sexual Orientation / LGBTQ Discrimination

In Palmer v. Starbucks Corporation et al, 23 Civ. 6951 (JPC), 2024 WL 2779032 (S.D.N.Y. May 28, 2024), the court granted defendants’ motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment claims and stayed the action pending arbitration. From the decision: Palmer has failed to show a genuine issue of material fact to…

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In Floyd v. Jewish Bd. of Family and Children’s Services, No. 155925/2019, 2024 WL 1096320 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 13, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment based on plaintiff’s sexual orientation, in violation of the New York City Human Rights…

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In Smyth v. City of New York, No. 157294/2017, 2023 WL 8478880 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 07, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on his claim of discrimination based on his perceived sexual orientation in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). From the…

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In Wilson et al v. City of Greenville, Mississippi et al, No. 4:22CV64-GHD-DAS, 2023 WL 7021295 (N.D.Miss. Oct. 25, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings as to plaintiffs’ claims of retaliatory hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision:…

Read More Title VII Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; Alleged Harassment Occurred Shortly After EEOC Charge
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In Castillo v. Isakov et al, 22-cv-6888 (LJL), 2023 WL 6664552 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 12, 2023), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion for default judgement on his discrimination claims (based on sexual orientation) under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations, as to this claim, as follows: Castillo…

Read More Plaintiff Awarded Default Judgment on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim; Allegations Included Homophobic Slurs Etc.
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In Brown v. Ferrara Candy Company, No. 22 CV 04875, 2023 WL 6519973 (N.D.Ill. Oct. 5, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of (race or sexual orientation based) hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The key allegation supporting…

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In a recent case, Gamble v. Fieldston Lodge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center et al, No. 20-CV-10388-LTS, 2023 WL 6393739 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff alleged that…

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In Sanderson v. Leg Apparel LLC et al, No. 1:19-cv-8423-GHW, 2023 WL 2753200 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human…

Read More Retaliation Claims, Arising From Termination Following Complaints About Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Survive Summary Judgment
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In Schlegel v. Finney County, Kansas, Board of Commissioners, No. 21-1288-JAR-KGG, 2023 WL 2428900 (D.Kan. March 9, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual orientation-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Here, Plaintiff points to no single…

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