42 USC § 1981

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…

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In Phillips v. Fashion Institute of Technology et al, No. 23-375-cv, 2024 WL 1005500 (2d Cir. March 8, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court’s summary judgment on her retaliatory hostile work environment claims against an individual defendant who, according to plaintiff, threatened to “kill” her.…

Read More 2nd Circuit Vacates Dismissal of Black FIT Employee’s Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Moore, Kim v. Hadestown Broadway Limited Liability Company, No. 23-CV-4837 (LAP), 2024 WL 989843 (S.D.N.Y. March 7, 2024), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (in an opinion authored by Judge Preska), inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based discriminatory termination claims. The court discussed, and applied, the…

Read More Actress Plausibly Alleges Race-Based Discriminatory Termination, Court Holds
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In Dedewo v. CBS Corp., No. 158386/2022, 2024 WL 184496, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 30217(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 16, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of discrimination on the ground of “res judicata”. From the decision: As to discrimination, the elements necessary for a claim…

Read More Discrimination Claim Dismissed, on Res Judicata Grounds, Due to Federal Court Determination
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In Murillo-Roman v. Pension Boards – United Church of Christ, Case No. 1:22-cv-08365 (JLR), 2024 WL 246018 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2024), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of employment discrimination. The court discussed and applied the law as follows: Plaintiff’s claims of race and national-origin discrimination under Title VII and Section…

Read More Title VII Race, National Origin Discriminatory Termination Claims Survive Dismissal
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In Banks v. McGlynn, Hays & Co., Inc., No. 1:19-cv-05727 (JLR) (RWL), 2024 WL 689145 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981.  From the decision: Plaintiff points to the text message, the music event, and the car…

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In Gregori, Antonio v. Hometown Foods USA, LLC, No. 23-cv-23356-ALTMAN/Reid, 2024 WL 474374 (S.D.Fla. Feb. 7, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s –  Hispanic male of Peruvian national origin – claim of race discrimination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: Having determined that the Plaintiff needn’t identify…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges Discrimination Under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 Based on Offensive and Derogatory Remarks, Court Finds
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In Rodriguez v. Excellus Bluecross Blueshield, Inc., 5:22-CV-1050 (GTS/CFH), 2024 WL 196747 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 17, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination (termination) because of her race in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and the New York State Human Rights Law. This decision delves into the…

Read More Race Discrimination Sufficiently Alleged Under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Court Holds
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In De Piero v. Pennsylvania State University et al, CIVIL ACTION NO. 23-2281, 2024 WL 128209 (E.D.Pa. January 11, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42…

Read More White Penn State Professor Sufficiently Alleges Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Stanley v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al, 2023 WL 8355393 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 1, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claims arising from her complaints about race-based comments allegedly made by plaintiff’s supervisor. (The court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to her hostile…

Read More Retaliation Claims, Arising From “Heightened Scrutiny” Following Complaints of Race Discrimination, Survive Summary Judgment
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