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In Mauze v. CBS Corporation, 15-CV-4905, 2018 WL 5115564 (E.D.N.Y., 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to her retaliation claims. In reaching this conclusion, the court explained: [Plaintiff] has … established a sufficient causal connection between her engagement in protected activity and her termination. See Gordon v. NYC Bd. […]

In Lues v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 32546(U), Index No. 161923/2013 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Oct. 5, 2018), the court held that plaintiff’s retaliation, but not gender and nationality-based discrimination, claims survived summary judgment. With respect to her discrimination claims, the court noted, inter alia, the absence of “evidence demonstrating that […]

In Schwartz v. Integrated Dental Sys., LLC et al, 2018 NY Slip Op 32574(U), Index No. 157816/2017 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Oct. 12, 2018), plaintiff asserted claims of age discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliatory termination against various defendants, including two entities: Integrated Dental Systems and Megagen USA. In 2013, IDS bought the assets of Megagen […]

In Russell v. Aid to Developmentally Disabled, Inc., 17-3417 (2d Cir. Oct. 18, 2018) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under that statute, “a plaintiff must first make out a prima facie case of discrimination by showing that […]

A recent case, decided by the Eastern District of New York on October 17, 2018, illustrates what does – and, as relevant here, does not – qualify as a “hostile work environment.” The decision is Thompson v. MTA New York City Transit et al, 17-cv-5857, 2018 WL 5045762 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 17, 2018). The court outlines […]

In Yaghi v. Pioneer Bank, 16-cv-663, 2018 WL 4903226 (N.D.N.Y. Oct. 9, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment. As to the plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: Even construing Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint and his arguments in opposition to summary judgment broadly, there are only two events […]

In Jain v. Tokio Marine Management Inc., 2018 WL 4636842, (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of discrimination (promotion denial and termination). In sum, plaintiff – of Indian descent – asserted claims of discriminatory failure to promote, discriminatory termination, retaliatory failure to promote, and retaliatory […]

In a recently-filed lawsuit against the WeWork Companies (copy below), the plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that plaintiff was twice sexually assaulted by male WeWork employees at company-wide events which, according to the complaint, “are as notorious as its free beer-all-day and mandatory happy hour policies.”

In Parsons v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 16-CV-0408, 2018 WL 4861379 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2018), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s age discrimination claims. This case teaches us that replacement by a younger worker does not necessarily (but, in an appropriate case, may) substantiate a claim for discrimination based […]

In Parsons v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 16-CV-0408, 2018 WL 4861379 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2018), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims. Plaintiff alleged, for example, that she witnessed one person make disparaging comments about African-American employees’ hair and dress, and “listened to her direct […]