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In Etienne v MTA New York City Transit Authority, No. 155727/22, 1567, 2023-02797, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 00372, 2024 WL 330868 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 30, 2024), the New York Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment…

Read More Race, National Origin, Religion Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment Claims Held Properly Dismissed Against the NYC Transit Authority
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In Hedvika Polonca Hribovsek v. United Cerebral Palsy of New York City et al, No. 1463, 152849/17, 2022-05615, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 00377, 2024 WL 330884 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 30, 2024), the court, inter alia, affirmed the denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims. From the decision: Finally,…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Dismissal; Court Cites Accent Mocking and Excessive Monitoring
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In Moore v. Pegasus Steel, LLC, Case No. 2:22-cv-3096-RMG, 2024 WL 277779 (D.S.C. Jan. 25, 2024), the court, inter alia, adopted a Magistrate’s Report & Recommendation to deny defendant’s partial motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim. From the decision: To establish a prima facie case of retaliation, a plaintiff must show “(1) engagement in a…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal; Court Cites Threat of Termination if Plaintiff Did Not Sign “Inaccurate” Disciplinary Forms
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In Arkorful v. New York City Department of Education, 18-cv-3455 (NG) (ST), 2024 WL 298999 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the black-letter as follows: On a motion for…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claims Survive Summary Judgement; Adverse Actions, Following Complaints of Discrimination, Included Failure to Investigate OEO Complaints
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In Arkorful v. New York City Department of Education, 18-cv-3455 (NG) (ST), 2024 WL 298999 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of discrimination (based on race and national origin) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Initially, the court determined that…

Read More Citing Inconsistencies in Defendant’s Actions, Court Finds Issues of Fact as to Pretext Warranting Denial of Summary Judgment Motion on Title VII Race/National Origin Discrimination Claims
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In Olson v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. et al, Case No. 8:23-cv-590-TPB-CPT, 2024 WL 245978 (M.D.Fla. Jan. 23, 2024), the court (inter alia) denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. From the decision: It is true…

Read More Title VII Race Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal; Discovery Required to Determine Viability of Plaintiff’s Proffered Comparator
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In Herrera et al v. New York City Department of Education et al, 1:21-cv-7555-MKV, 2024 WL 245960 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ (who are white) race-based discrimination claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In sum, as summarized by the court, “[p]laintiffs are white…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against NYC Department of Education
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In Pitter–Green v NYU Langone Medical Center, No. 1385, 155386/21, 2023-00123, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 00283, 2024 WL 234902 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 23, 2024), the court affirmed a lower court’s summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Defendant…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Dismissal Affirmed; “One Offensive Remark” Held Insufficient
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In Mitura v. Finco Services, Inc. et al, 23-CV-2879 (VEC), 2024 WL 232323 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 22, 2024), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently allege an “interference” claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The NYCHRL makes it unlawful “to coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with, … any person…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law “Interference” Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Cooper v. County of York, Civil No. 21-CV-01440, 2024 WL 183013 (M.D.Pa. Jan. 17, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of age-based hostile work environment asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). From the decision: Finally, York’s motion requests summary judgment on Cooper’s claims…

Read More Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed on Summary Judgment
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