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In Polenik v. Janet Yellen, 2024 WL 1466783 (M.D.Pa. April 4, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: To allege a quid pro quo sexual harassment claim under Title VII, Polenik must…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed; Constructive Discharge Alone Was Insufficient
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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 claim of Pay Inequality under New York Labor Law § 194. The court summarized the black-letter law as follows: To establish an equal pay violation of the New York…

Read More Radio Host Jami Floyd’s Pay Discrimination Claim Under NY Labor Law 194 Survives Dismissal
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In Doyle v. American Glory Restaurant Corp. and Joseph Fiero, 23 Civ. 7624 (PAE), 2024 WL 1466161 (S.D.N.Y. April 4, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s first amended complaint (FAC) alleging a sex-based hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Plausibly Alleged; Allegations Included Sexual Comments, Display of Pornography
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In Stanley v. Elmer Phelon et al, 23-731-cv, 2024 WL 1453872 (2d Cir. April 4, 2024), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work claim under the Rehabilitation Act. From the decision: Stanley argues that the district court erred by dismissing his hostile work environment claim under the Rehabilitation…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed, Absent Link Between Alleged Misconduct and Kidney Disease
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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 Mays v. Powder Coating Plus, Inc., 2024 WL 894948 (D.Nev. Feb. 29, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Plaintiff does not allege any subjection to sexual conduct that was linked to…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed, Absent Further Details of Alleged Harassment
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In Jeramiah Brown v. Fat Dough Inc. d/b/a Dominos Pizza, 5:22-cv-761 (BKS/ML), 2024 WL 1345360 (N.D.N.Y. March 29, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claim. The court summarized the black-letter law, and applied it to the facts, as follows: Under Title VII, it is illegal “to…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; Allegations Included Sexual Comments, Bullying, and Name Calling
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In Herbowy-Hubalek v. Lithia of Yorkville-3, LLC et al, 6:21-CV-43 (FJS/MJK), 2024 WL 1329035 (N.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ 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.  The court summarized the evidence supporting plaintiff’s…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Touching, Looking Down Shirt, Grabbing Own Penis
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In Scott v. YSB Services Inc., 21-CV-7711 (VSB), 2024 WL 1330043 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation 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. After…

Read More Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Stated; Termination Followed Sexual Harassment Complaint
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In Scott v. YSB Services Inc., 21-CV-7711 (VSB), 2024 WL 1330043 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 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, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Calling Plaintiff “Sexy” & Unwanted Physical Contact with Breast and Buttocks
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