D Motion for Summary Judgment Denied (Hostile Work Environment)

In Harlow v. Molina Healthcare, Inc., 5:20-CV-1382, 2024 WL 1126736 (N.D.N.Y. March 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on her hostile work environment sexual harassment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. After summarizing the black-letter law, the…

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In Moll v. Telesector Resources Group, Inc., No. 20-3599, 2024 WL 820179 (2d Cir. Feb. 28, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the lower court’s order dismissing plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In…

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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,…

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In Leone v. Brown Forman Corp., No. 151627/2019, 2024 WL 198429(N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 12, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on their age-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: As it relates to plaintiffs hostile work…

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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…

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In Beltran v. Hard Rock Hotel Licensing, Inc., 2023 WL 8430581 (Cal.App. 4 Dist., 2023), the court reversed a decision granting the defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for sexual harassment under California law.[1]NOTE: I am not licensed to practice law in California. Accordingly, this blog post is not intended to be a summary of,…

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In Kayode v. Merrick B. Garland, Case No. 1:22-cv-03802 (TNM), 2023 WL 8083638 (D.D.C. Nov. 21, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Here, in sum, plaintiff alleged that she was treated in a “rude”, “offensive”, and…

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In Alatorre v. Ole Mexican Foods, Inc., Case No. CIV-21-01057-JD, 2023 WL 7308117 (W.D.Okla. Nov. 6, 2023), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged hostile work environment sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and thus denied defendant’s motion to dismiss. From the decision: Here, Alatorre has pled…

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In Achee v. Incorporated Village of Valley Stream et al, No. 20-cv-5294, 2023 WL 7130717 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 30, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the New York State Human Rights…

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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…

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