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In Miller v. News Am., 2018 NY Slip Op 03946 (App. Div. 1st Dept. June 5, 2018), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Plaintiff minimally established a prima facie case of age discrimination by demonstrating that he was a […]

In Napoleoni v. NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation et al, 18-cv-2578, 2018 WL 3038502 (E.D.N.Y. June 18, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Here is an excerpt from the decision, reflecting the court’s reasoning as to plaintiff’s discrimination claims: The Complaint fails to allege a race or […]

In Tsoflias v. Barclays Capital Inc., 2018 Ny slip Op 31184(U), 2018 WL 2971165 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 6, 2018), the court held that, in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Epic Sys. Corp. v Lewis, plaintiff’s claims of age and gender-based discrimination were subject to an arbitration agreement, and thus granted defendant’s […]

In Kobos v. Target Corporation et al, 15–cv-5573, 2018 WL 2943575 (E.D.N.Y. June 12, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. The court explained the legal standard: To establish a claim for a hostile work environment, a plaintiff must show “that the complained of conduct: (1) is objectively severe or pervasive—that […]

In Parron v. Verizon New York, Inc. et al, 17-cv-3848, 2018 WL 2538221 (S.D.N.Y. May 15, 2018), the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff’s age discrimination and hostile work environment claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In finding that plaintiff did not show that his suspension occurred in […]

In Boliak v. Reilly, 2018 NY Slip Op 03745 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 24, 2018), the court overturned the dismissal[1]Boliak v. Reilly, 2017 NY Slip Op 32010, Index No. 153941/2016, Judge Erika Edwards, Sept. 22, 2017. of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims under the NYC Human Rights Law against Father Michael P. Reilly and others. From […]

Celebrities – they’re just like us! That is one take-away from a recent Eastern District of New York decision, Jones v. Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., a/k/a Busta Rhymes et al, 16-cv-2194, 2018 WL 2227990 (E.D.N.Y. May 14, 2018) (M.J. Levy). There, plaintiff sued Busta Rhymes and Starbus LLC, alleging “that, while employed by defendants as [Busta]’s […]

In ANNA WURTZBURGER, Plaintiff, v. EVERETT KORET, JERRY FLORY, JAMY FLORY, and FLORY CORP., Defendants., 16-cv-7897, 2018 WL 2209507, at *4 (S.D.N.Y. May 14, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiff’s failure-to-hire age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This case illustrates the importance of complying with that statute’s “administrative exhaustion” requirement. The law: […]

In Smith v. Federal Defenders of New York, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op 03455, 2018 WL 2139339 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 2018), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the NYC Human Rights Law. From the decision: The motion court correctly granted summary judgment dismissing the complaint. Plaintiff, who was 81 years […]

In Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington, 17-cv-2553, 2018 WL 2048371 (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2018), the court, inter alia,[1]The court also dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination/sex stereotyping claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act […]