Court: SDNY

In Thompson v. Shutterstock, Inc. et al, 23-CV-4155 (JGLC), 2024 WL 2943813 (S.D.N.Y. June 10, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant Shutterstock’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under 42 USC § 1981. Here, plaintiff based his retaliation claim on comments alleged to have been made by Shutterstock’s chief HR officer (Garfield)…

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In Trotter v. National Football League, 23-cv-8055 (JSR), 2024 WL 2952637 (S.D.N.Y. June 12, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under 42 USC § 1981. From the decision: The sufficiency of Trotter’s retaliation claim turns on whether he has adequately alleged that he engaged in some protected…

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In Williams v. Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation et al, 22-cv-8715 (AS), 2024 WL 2882122 (S.D.N.Y. June 6, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claims 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 Retaliation Claims, Based on Termination Following Complaint of Sexual Harassment, Survive Dismissal
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In Williams v. Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation et al, 22-cv-8715 (AS), 2024 WL 2882122 (S.D.N.Y. June 6, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claims, Based on Alleged Use of “Terms of Endearment”, Survive Dismissal
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In Percy v. Basil Townsend, No. 16-cv-5304, 2024 WL 2846688 (S.D.N.Y. May 30, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied plaintiff’s motion for prejudgment interest on plaintiff’s compensatory damages award ($125,000) following the jury’s verdict for plaintiff on her hostile work environment claim under the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: As an…

Read More Court Rejects Claim for Prejudgment Interest on Compensatory Damages Award on Hostile Work Environment Claim
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In Anderson, Keesha v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, 23-cv-8347, 2024 WL 2801986 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. This decision discusses and applies the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Muldrow v. City of St.…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Against Amazon Sufficiently Alleged; Court Considers Impact of SCOTUS Muldrow Decision on Section 1981 Claims
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In Anderson, Keesha v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, 23-cv-8347, 2024 WL 2801986 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination/hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: The NYCHRL does not distinguish between claims of ‘discrimination’ and…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Amazon, Court Finds
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In Balchan v. New Rochelle City School District, 23-CV-06202 (PMH), 2024 WL 2058726 (S.D.N.Y. May 7, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of religious discrimination asserted under Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Title VII defines religion capaciously to include all aspects of religious…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal; Court Explains What Constitutes “Religion” Under Anti-Discrimination Laws
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In Smith v. St. Joseph’s Medical Center et al, 2024 WL 2058619 (S.D.N.Y. May 7, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s “pattern or practice” discrimination claim. The court explained the “black letter law” applicable to this theory as follows: A pattern or practice theory of discrimination requires a…

Read More Court Grants Summary Judgment Dismissing “Pattern or Practice” Religious Discrimination Claim
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In Latif v. The City of New York et al, 20 Civ. 8248 (AT), 2024 WL 1348827 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment under the New York City Human Rights Law. Among other things, the plaintiff “alleges that she was the target…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Under City, But Not Federal or State, Law, Court Holds
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