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In Ada Damla Demir, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Sandoz Inc., et al., Defendants-Appellants., 2017 WL 5328744 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 14, 2017), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged violations of New York’s Whistleblower Law (Labor Law 740) and employment discrimination claim (under the New York State Human Rights Law). Initially, the court held that plaintiff’s Whistleblower […]

In Dwyer v. Timothy O. Horne, as Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration, 12-cv-1176, 2017 WL 5197234 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2017), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This decision provides an overview of […]

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 […]

From JAMES R. FREZZELL, Plaintiff, v. NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, et al., Defendants. Additional Party Names: Heather Romano, John Triller, Justin Heinbuch, Margaret Sheehan-Nolan, Marty Selleck, Robert Young, Sara Harms, Symone Wango, 2017 WL 5054722, at *7 (N.D.N.Y., 2017): Plaintiff’s claim that Harms created a hostile work environment by “giving [him] the evil eye, […]

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 […]

In Mira v. Kingston et al, 2017 WL 4877290 (2d Cir. 16-4080-cv Oct. 30. 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit held that while the district court should have addressed plaintiff’s requests to amend her complaint, the allegations in that complaint would have been dismissed in any event. Specifically, plaintiff wanted to present claims under 42 U.S.C. […]

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 […]

From McGuirk v. Swiss Re Financial Services Corp., 2017 WL 4857450 (2d Cir. Oct. 26, 2017) (Summary Order): We agree with McGuirk that she properly pled a hostile work environment claim, but affirm the district court’s dismissal because she failed to properly exhaust that claim before the New York State Division of Human Rights. See Leon […]

In George v. Professional Disposables Int’l, Inc., 2017 WL 4574806 (S.D.N.Y., 2017), an employment discrimination case, the court denied defendant’s motion for reconsideration of the court’s denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff alleged that he was subjected to discrimination and a hostile work environment based on his race, color, and national origin in violation […]

In Patrizia Pelgrift, et al., Plaintiffs, v. 335 W. 41st Tavern Inc., et al., Defendants. Additional Party Names: David Sheeran, Iryna Lutsenko, Valeriya Kolisnyk, 2017 WL 4712482, at *10 (S.D.N.Y., 2017), the court held, inter alia, that a default judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment claims was warranted. The court summarized the law as follows: Under […]