US Ct. App. 2 Cir.

Recently, the Second Circuit, in Legrand v. Walmart Stores East, LP, 2019 WL 3026881 (2d Cir. July 11, 2019) (Summary Order) held, inter alia, that one plaintiff sufficiently alleged discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981,…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment Claims (Based on Behind-the-Back Comments) Sufficiently Alleged, Court Holds

In Howard v. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2019 WL 2910684 (2d Cir. July 8, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court provides an instructive overview of what a plaintiff must demonstrate in order…

Read More Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Title VII Sex Discrimination Claim Against Port Authority

In Daniel v. T&M Protection Resources, LLC, 2019 WL 2754961 (2d Cir. July 2, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the lower court’s finding, after a bench trial, in defendant’s favor on plaintiff’s employment discrimination and hostile work environment claims. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court summarized the law as follows: In…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Not Established; Alleged Incidents Were “Only Mild or Isolated Instances of Harassment”

In Borzon v. Green, et al., 18-2211 (2d Cir. July 2, 2019) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ACt of 1964. Plaintiff, who is white, alleged that shortly after his hiring, defendant was hired to serve as plaintiff’s…

Read More 2nd Circuit, Citing Negative Performance Reviews, Affirms Dismissal of White Plaintiff’s Title VII Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

In Fletcher v. ABM Building Value, 2019 WL 2288327 (2d May 29, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. Plaintiff alleged, inter alia, that her direct supervisor and two other supervisors “made comments motivated by her race, gender, and sex, including calling her a ‘bitch’…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Alleged Insults Insufficiently “Severe or Pervasive”

In Miller v. City of New York, 18-1607-cv (2d Cir. May 28, 2019) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiffs, who are predominantly female school crossing guards…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Sex Discrimination Case, Citing Differences of Jobs Held By Alleged Male Comparators

In Barton v. Unity Health System, 2019 WL 2261446 (2d Cir. May 28, 2019) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race discrimination claim. On that point, the court explained: [W]e agree with the District Court that Barton has not established a prima facie case of race-based discrimination because she has not…

Read More Supervisor’s Conduct, Even if Motivated by Race, Held Insufficient to Support Race Discrimination Claim

In Emengo v. Stark, 2019 WL 2206250 (2d Cir. May 22, 2019) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s failure-to-promote race/national origin discrimination claim. After summarizing the law, the court explained: While Defendants sufficiently established non-discriminatory reasons for the failure to promote Emengo, he has failed to present sufficient evidence that…

Read More Citing “Stray Remarks” Doctrine, 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Discrimination Claim

In Shojae v. Harlem Hosp. Ctr. et al., 18-392-cv (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, vacated the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination claims. From the Order: As to Shojae’s timely NYCHRL discrimination claims with respect to certain adverse actions, it appears that Shojae provided at least some admissible evidence that she was treated “less well” based…

Read More Gender/Race/National Origin Discrimination Claims Continue Against Harlem Hospital Center

In Collymore v. City of New York et al, 18-2099 (2d Cir. April 11, 2019) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff alleged, inter alia, that she was the victim of…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal; Adverse Action Affected Plaintiff’s Health