Plaintiff Defeats Summary Judgment (Employment Discrimination)

In Weaver v. Bloomberg L.P., 22 Civ. 8201 (PAE), 2024 WL 693166 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of race-based employment discrimination (termination). This case illustrates how courts apply the three-step McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework when analyzing discrimination claims. From the decision: The Court finds that…

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In Gandhi v. New York State Unified Court System et al, 1:20-CV-120 (LEK), 2024 WL 365119 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s religion-based discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff alleges that defendant engaged in religious…

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In Herrera et al v. New York City Department of Education et al, 1:21-cv-7555-MKV, 2024 WL 245960 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ (who are white) race-based discrimination claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In sum, as summarized by the court, “[p]laintiffs are white…

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In Foxworth v. Denis McDonough, 2024 WL 111761 (D.D.C. Jan. 10, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The Court cannot conclude at this point that Foxworth has established a…

Read More Potential Need For Additional Discovery, Including Supervisor’s Testimony, Warrants Denial of Summary Judgment on Title VII Sex Discrimination & Retaliation Claims
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In Vichio v. US Foods, Inc., 88 F.4th 687 (7th Cir. 2023), the court reversed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, finding that there was a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether the employer’s proffered reason for terminating him – deficient performance…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim Revived Following Summary Judgment Dismissal; Evidence Supported Inference That Alleged Deficient Performance Was Pretext For Discrimination
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In a recent case, Chenn & Bonnick v. MTA-New York City Transit Authority, Case No. 20-CV-2827 (FB) (JAM), 2023 WL 8891411 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 26, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s failure-to-promote claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in…

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In Belvin v. Electchester Management, LLC, 17-CV-6303 (NGG) (PK), 2020 WL 7262877 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 10, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim, based on the “adverse action” of denying plaintiff his Christmas bonus. From the decision: Mr. Mayers has adduced sufficient evidence from which a juror…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim, Arising From Withholding of Christmas Bonus, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Santana v. Yonkers City School District et al, No. 60352/2021, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 23386, 2023 WL 8590590 (Sup Ct, Dec. 07, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: As to plaintiff’s…

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In Smyth v. City of New York, No. 157294/2017, 2023 WL 8478880 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 07, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on his claim of discrimination based on his perceived sexual orientation in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). From the…

Read More Discrimination Claim, Based on Perceived Sexual Orientation, Survives Summary Judgment Against the City of New York
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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…

Read More A “Thousand Cuts”: Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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