FRCP 12(b)(6)

In Defranco v. New York Power Authority, 20-CV-1861-LJV, 2024 WL 1621533 (W.D.N.Y. April 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability (hearing impairment) based hostile work environment asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: This Court finds that the…

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In Farah v. Emirates and Emirates Severance Plan, 21-CV-05786-LTS, 2024 WL 1374762 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’ claim of discrimination based on national origin (American). From the decision: To plead a prima facie case of intentional discrimination under Title VII, Plaintiffs must plausibly allege: (1) they…

Read More National Origin (American) Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal Against Emirates
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In Polenik v. Janet Yellen, 2024 WL 1466783 (M.D.Pa. April 4, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: To allege a quid pro quo sexual harassment claim under Title VII, Polenik must…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed; Constructive Discharge Alone Was Insufficient
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In Floyd v. New York Public Radio, 23-cv-1096 (ALC), 2024 WL 1407058 (S.D.N.Y. April 2, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After summarizing the relevant…

Read More Radio Host Jami Floyd’s Race Discrimination Survives Motion to Dismiss
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In Jeramiah Brown v. Fat Dough Inc. d/b/a Dominos Pizza, 5:22-cv-761 (BKS/ML), 2024 WL 1345360 (N.D.N.Y. March 29, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claim. The court summarized the black-letter law, and applied it to the facts, as follows: Under Title VII, it is illegal “to…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; Allegations Included Sexual Comments, Bullying, and Name Calling
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In Scott v. YSB Services Inc., 21-CV-7711 (VSB), 2024 WL 1330043 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After…

Read More Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Stated; Termination Followed Sexual Harassment Complaint
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In Scott v. YSB Services Inc., 21-CV-7711 (VSB), 2024 WL 1330043 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment 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 Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Calling Plaintiff “Sexy” & Unwanted Physical Contact with Breast and Buttocks
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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 claim of retaliation asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: The Goldberg Plaintiffs also assert a claim of unlawful retaliation under Section 1981 based on Goldberg’s opposition…

Read More Retaliation Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Communication of Discrimination Allegation Through Counsel Constituted “Protected Activity”
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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…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal, Notwithstanding Plaintiff’s Alleged Use of Offensive Language
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In Jacobs v. Hudson Valley Family Physicians, PLLC, 1:22-CV-1184, 2024 WL 1200002 (N.D.N.Y. March 20, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s quid pro quo sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: Plaintiffs allege that…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Plausibly Alleged; Court Cites “Subtext” of “Suggestive” Text Messages & Photographs
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