Court: U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

In Ferrara v. Sterling, Inc., No. 23-0454-cv, 2024 WL 485742 (2d Cir. Feb. 8, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s award of summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claims. The court held that even if the plaintiff had established the existence of a…

Read More Application of Faragher/Ellerth Defense Justifies Summary Judgment Dismissal of Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims, Second Circuit Holds
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In Hanks v. City of Syracuse, 2023 WL 8889764 (2d Cir. Dec. 26, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race discrimination and hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations as follows:…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Black Police Officer’s Race-Based Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Ali-Hasan, M.D. v. St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, P.C. et al, 2023 WL 7320860 (2d Cir. Nov. 7, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s award of summary judgment to the defendants on plaintiff’s sex discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Title VII Sex Discrimination Complaint by Male Target of Anonymous Complaint of Sex Discrimination,
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In Lorefice v. State of New York et al, 2022-2037-cv, 23 WL 7271838 (2d Cir. Nov. 3, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision granting defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings on plaintiff’s claim of gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More 2nd Circuit Rejects “Gender Stereotyping” Claim Asserted by Terminated Alleged Sexual Harasser
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In Stewart v. City of New York, 2023 WL 6970127 (2d Cir. Oct. 23, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among other things, this decision underscores the…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Defendant Unaware of “Protected Activity”
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In Owens v. Centene Corporation, Centene Management Company, LLC, 2023 WL 5970954 (2d Cir. Sept. 14, 2023), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: To succeed on a hostile work environment claim under the NYCHRL, Owens must demonstrate…

Read More 2nd Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Hostile Work Environment Claim Based on Marital/Partnership Status
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In a recent case, Banks v. General Motors, LLC, No. 21-2640, 2023 WL 5761361 (2d Cir. Sept. 7, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated a lower court’s summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s race- and sex-based discrimination and hostile work environment claims. From the decision: In this case, plaintiff-appellant Billie R.…

Read More Second Circuit Revives Claims of Race and Sex Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Xiamin Zeng, AKA Aimee Zane v. New York City Housing Authority, 2023 WL 4553416 (2d Cir. July 17, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the lower court’s summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s race- and sex-based hostile work environment claims. Here is the crux of the court’s decision as to…

Read More 2nd Circuit, Citing Racist & Sexist Slurs, Revives Hostile Work Environment Claims From Summary Judgment Dismissal
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In Romero v. St. Vincent’s Services, Inc., 2023 WL 3477161 (2d Cir. May 16, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of gender and pregnancy discrimination. From the decision, regarding plaintiff’s claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: We…

Read More Pretext Not Shown in Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Case; Dismissal Affirmed
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In Amy Cooper v. Franklin Templeton Investments, 2023 WL 3882977, (2d Cir. June 8, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of employment discrimination claims asserted by Amy Cooper – yes, that Amy Cooper. – against her employer. From the decision: We agree with the district court that Plaintiff…

Read More Amy Cooper’s Employment Discrimination Claims Properly Dismissed, Second Circuit Holds
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