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From Coyle v. College of Westchester, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op 07699, 2018 NY Slip Op 07699 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Nov. 14, 2014): We agree with the Supreme Court’s determination to grant that branch of the defendants’ motion which was to dismiss the cause of action alleging violation of Labor Law § 740, commonly known as […]

In Mazzeo v. Mnuchin, 17-cv-2686, 2018 WL 4492847 (2d Cir. Sept. 19, 2018) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Rehabilitation Act. The court summarized the law: In order to […]

In Byfield-Aboagye v New York City Dept. of Educ., 2018 NY Slip Op 32644(U) (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Index 158036/2016 Oct. 10, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiff’s (a probationary principal) discrimination and retaliation claims – specifically, by denying her Article 78 petition seeking reinstatement. From the decision: Petitioner speculates that discrimination may have played a role in […]

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 Rodriguez v. 308 Hull LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op 32457(U), 451200/2018 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Sept. 27, 2018) (J. Tisch), the court held that plaintiff made out a prima facie case of housing discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law, and was entitled to injunctive relief. The court summarized the governing […]

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 a recent case, Aguilar v. Struhl-Nasjletti, 2018 NY Slip Op 32410(U) (NY Sup. Ct. Bx. Cty Index 0023250/2016 May 18, 2018), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff guidance counselor sufficiently alleged a retaliation claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff alleged that after filing a lawsuit in 2012 accusing […]

In Alexander v. Possible Productions, Inc., 17-cv-5532, 2018 WL 4804638 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 4, 2018), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of retaliation and sex-based discrimination/sexual harassment. In sum, plaintiff – who was employed by Showtime as a body double for the character Alison on the TV show “The Affair” – alleges that […]