Court: E.D.Pa

In Painadath v. Melissa Lattanzio, et al, No. 22-3604, 2024 WL 1836500 (E.D.Pa. April 26, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. From the decision: Construed liberally, Painadath pleads a hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. Painadath alleges that Mrs. Susan made a sexual advance…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Question of Severity or Pervasiveness Best Evaluated at Summary Judgment
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In Angelis v. Philadelphia Housing Authority, 2024 WL 643142 (E.D.Pa. Feb. 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s sex discrimination claims. From the decision: Plaintiff pled that he was a member of a protected class and that he was subjected to an uncomfortable comment from a fellow Network Technician, who stated that “someone has…

Read More Title VII Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; One Comment Relating to Failure to Conform to Gender Stereotypes Held Insufficient
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In Ayers v. Infinity Dental Management LLC, 2023 WL 7386676 (E.D.Pa. Nov. 8, 2023), the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of employment discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Because Ayers asserts that he was terminated from his employment, he has satisfied the adverse…

Read More Failure to Allege Membership in Protected Class Dooms Wrongful Termination, Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Bailey v. A Place For Rover et al, 2023 WL 7167580 (E.D.Pa. Oct. 31, 2023), the court considered whether the relatively recently enacted Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (EFAA) operated to render the defendant’s arbitration agreement unenforceable. In sum, the EFAA renders unenforceable a “predispute arbitration agreement … with…

Read More Human Trafficking Allegations Did Not Constitute a “Sexual Harassment Dispute”, Deeming EFAA Inapplicable and Not Barring Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement
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In Onely v. Redner’s Markets, Inc., No. 21-4785, 2023 WL 6626120 (E.D.Pa. Oct. 11, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination and race-based hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. As to plaintiff’s…

Read More A “Thousand Cuts”: Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Gross v. Hatboro-Horsham School District, No. 23-0633, 2023 WL 4867423 (E.D.Pa. July 31, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision: As noted, Defendant argues that Plaintiff has failed to plausibly allege that the discrimination…

Read More Teacher’s ADA Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Gross v. Hatboro-Horsham School District, No. 23-0633, 2023 WL 4867423 (E.D.Pa. July 31, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). From the decision: Plaintiff’s factual allegations satisfy the pleading requirements for an ADEA hostile work environment…

Read More Teacher’s Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Brickhouse v. School District of Philadelphia et al, 2023 WL 3739062 (E.D.Pa. May 31, 2023), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently pleaded a race-based hostile work environment claim. In sum, the court held that the plaintiff “alleges just enough to state a plausible hostile work environment claim. Her supervisors frequently subjected her…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Philadelphia School District, Court Holds
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In Hanafy v. Hill International, Inc., No. 22-878, 2023 WL 3010176 (E.D.Pa. April 19, 2023), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). After summarizing the black-letter law applicable to this claim, the court applied it to the facts: Plaintiff has not demonstrated he endured…

Read More Disability (Heart Condition)-Related Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed
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In Lloyd v. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, No. 2:19-cv-02775-JDW, 2023 WL 2940229 (E.D. Pa. April 13, 2023), the court, inter alia, upheld a jury verdict in plaintiff’s favor on her “retaliatory hostile work environment” claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: It was reasonable for the…

Read More Court Upholds “Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment” Claim Against Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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