Religion-Based Discrimination

In Lax v. The City University of New York, No. 504682/2021, 2023 WL 5485819 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Aug. 23, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s religion-based hostile work environment claims. From the decision: CUNY contends that plaintiffs’ hostile work environment claims fail to state viable causes of action…

Read More Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against City University of New York, Court Rules
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In Blumstein-Torrella v. New York City Department of Education et al, 19-cv-3492 (ALC), 2023 WL 5097873 (S.D.N.Y. August 9, 2023), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims for religious discrimination 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.…

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In Rabinowitz v. St. Joseph’s Regional High School, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, Civil Action No. 18-16498 (JXN) (ESK), 2023 WL 3597633 (D.N.J. May 23, 2023), the court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of religion-based hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New…

Read More Student-on-Teacher Anti-Semitic-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment
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In Hoxhaj et al v. Michael Cetta, Inc. et al, 21-cv-6486 (LJL), 2023 WL 3455444 (S.D.N.Y. May 15, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ claims of religion-based discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: A reasonable jury could conclude that Plaintiff Hoxhaj was…

Read More Religion-Based Discrimination Claim Against Michael Cetta Survives Summary Judgment; Court Cites Comments That Were Hostile to Islam and Muslim People
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In Freud v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2023 WL 3103588 (2d Cir. April 27, 2023), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s religion-based hostile work environment claim. From the decision: Freud has also failed to state a claim for hostile work environment, which requires him to plausibly allege that “the workplace…

Read More Title VII Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed, 2d Circuit Holds
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In Schwartz v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2023 WL 2742059 (E.D.N.Y. March 31, 2023), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s religion and age-based hostile work environment claims. From the decision: Even if the Court were to consider the entire record, Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim consists, at best, of Ferrara’s single “old…

Read More Age/Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed, Notwithstanding “Old Jewish Guy” Comment
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In Welcome v. Amplity Inc., Case No. 4:22-cv-00830-RK, 2023 WL 2542617 (W.D.Mo. March 16, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendnt’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s religious discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Amplity argues that Plaintiffs fail to plead a plausible Title VII claim for…

Read More Title VII Religous Discrimination Claim, Arising From Vaccine Objection, Survives Dismissal
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In Richards v. The Department of Education of the City of New York, 21-cv-338 (LJL), 2023 WL 2876585 (S.D.N.Y. April 10, 2023), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. This case illustrates the differences between federal anti-discrimination laws, on the one hand, and the broader,…

Read More Race/Religion Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Dept. of Education, Court Holds
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In a recent case, Gerzhgorin v. Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. et al, 2023 WL 2469824 (2d Cir. March 13, 2023), the U.S. Court of Appeals, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s religion-based religious discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human…

Read More Antisemitic Comments, Deemed “Facially Neutral” by Court, Fail to Make Out Religious Discrimination Claim
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In Ferrell v. City of Wilmington et al, No. 21-1593-RGA, 2023 WL 1437765 (D.Del. Feb. 1, 2023), the court, inter alia, recommended that the court deny defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of a religion-based hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the court rejected defendants’…

Read More Pork in Pocket, Among Other Evidence, Supports Finding That Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Was Sufficiently Alleged
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