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In Kassapian v. City of New York, 2017 NY Slip Op 07985, 2017 WL 5474008 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Nov. 15, 2017), the Second Department held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of sexual harassment, age discrimination, and retaliation under the NYC Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim, the court explained: The allegation that […]

In Sims v. Columbia University, NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 156566/2013 (Nov. 2, 2017) (J. James), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of age, race, and disability discrimination under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. Among its reasons for dismissal were that plaintiff did not […]

In Pfizenmayer v. Hicksville Public Schools et al, 2017 WL 4994482, 17-0568-cv (2d Cir. Nov. 2, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal – for failure to state a claim under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) – of plaintiff’s employment discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment […]

From Linda Murphy, appellant, v. Department of Education of the City of New York, et al., respondents., 2017 NY Slip Op 07609, 2017 WL 4930955 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Nov. 1, 2017): Here, the general allegation in the amended complaint that the plaintiff and two other “older” teachers had been “continuously harassed” by the principal and the […]

In George Ful Ninying v. Fire Department, City of New York, 17-cv-688, 2017 WL 4570784 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 11, 2017), the court dismissed – as insufficiently pled – plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims for failure to state a claim. Initially, the court explained that plaintiff sued the wrong entity (the FDNY). Specifically, the FDNY may not be […]

In Sass v. Hewlett-Packard, 2017 NY Slip Op 06628 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 26, 2017), the court affirmed the lower court’s order granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint, which alleged age discrimination. From the decision: Plaintiff has failed to point to any evidence to support an inference that he was terminated on account […]

In Caruso v. Bon Secours Charity Health System, Inc., 16-3107-cv, 2017 WL 3638203 (2d Cir. Aug. 24, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment in defendant’s favor on plaintiff’s employment discrimination and retaliation claims. As to the discrimination claims, the court explained: Substantially for the reasons stated by the District Court, we conclude […]

In Stabler v. Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, No. 16 CIV. 9601 (RWS), 2017 WL 3268201 (S.D.N.Y. July 28, 2017), the court denied defendants’ motions to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of (e.g.) age discrimination, disability discrimination, and hostile work environment. Defendants based their motion to dismiss on the “ministerial exception”. The court summarized the […]

In Bull v. Metro. Jewish Health Sys., Inc., No. 18128/12, 2017 WL 3045858 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. July 19, 2017), the Appellate Division held that the lower court should have dismissed plaintiff’s claims of age and disability discrimination. Plaintiff alleged, inter alia, “that the defendant discriminated against her on the basis of her age […]

In Culleton v. Honeywell International, Inc., No. 15-cv-3739, 2017 WL 2817101 (E.D.N.Y. June 29, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s gender and age-based employment discrimination claims. Plaintiff’s negative evaluations were not “adverse employment actions” actionable under the law: In the context of a discrimination claim, negative evaluations, criticism and unwanted scrutiny are not adverse employment actions […]