Judge: Glenn T. Suddaby

In Payne v. Cornell University, 2021 WL 39684 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. The court explained: [E]ven if Plaintiff had properly supported her claims, the Court would find that the complained-of conduct is not sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of Plaintiff’s employment. Courts…

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In Robinson v. Medical Answering Service et al, 5:18-CV-1222, 2019 WL 5653378 (N.D.N.Y. Oct. 31, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on the ground that that claim was (a) not asserted in plaintiff’s EEOC filing, and (b) not “reasonably related”…

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In Matlock-Abdullah v. New York State Department of Labor, 15-cv-0294, 2017 WL 5905564 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 29, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of, inter alia, hostile work environment. Notably, that claim failed, despite the court’s recognition that the comments plaintiff were “deplorable” and were arguably racial in nature. From the decision: Plaintiff’s argument that co-workers…

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