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From D’Antonio v. Little Flower Children & Family Services of New York et al, 17-cv-1221, 2018 WL 1385897 (E.D.N.Y. March 19, 2018): This Court is persuaded by Judge Lynch’s reasoning in Collette, and based on the facts presented in this case, holds that Plaintiff’s hostile work environment and retaliation claims under Title VII and Section […]

In Jones v. Target Corporation, 15-CV-4672, 2018 WL 1377301 (EDNY March 16, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, defendant terminated plaintiff for violating its drug-free workplace policy after marijuana was found in the employee locker room. According to her, the marijuana was […]

Below is the lawsuit, captioned Bickram v. M.A.C. Cosmetics Inc., 18-cv-2279 (SDNY March 15, 2018), recently filed in federal court against M.A.C. Cosmetics.[1]Unless otherwise noted, Pospis Law, PLLC does not represent the party in any filing referenced on this blog, including this one. The case has been assigned to Judge Paul Gardephe.    [ + ] 1. […]

In Stoica v. Phipps, 2018 WL 1226045 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 153834/2017, March 8, 2018) (J. Lebovits), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.[1]It also held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged various other claims, including […]

In Graham v. Goodwill Industries, Inc., 16-cv-6468, 2018 WL 1318988 (EDNY March 14, 2018), the court held, inter alia, that it did not have subject matter jurisdiction over plaintiff’s sexual harassment claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.[1]The court also, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims under Title VII of […]

New York City is considering legislation that would require mandatory sexual harassment training. NY Times article here: https://nyti.ms/2F49bMi. While this is a step in the right direction, it remains to be seen whether this will have any actual effect on incidents of sexual harassment.

In Montanez v. McDean LLC, No. 16-cv-447, 2018 WL 1183688 (N.D.N.Y. March 6, 2018), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After explaining the legal standard for making out a hostile work environment claim, […]

In a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court – captioned Stormy Daniels v. Donald J. Trump a.k.a. David Dennison et al – plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that the nondisclosure agreement purporting to silence Ms. Daniels is “void, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable” because, inter alia, Donald “The Art of the Deal” Trump never […]

In Perry v. Captain Robert Slensby, 16-cv-8947, 2018 WL 1136922 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2018), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment claim. The facts, in (very brief) part: Plaintiff reports that on one occasion during their night shift Defendant said to Plaintiff, “If I was a female, I would fuck the […]

In Vasquez v. Manhattan Physician Group, 2018 WL 587135, 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 30157(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jan. 29, 2018), the court denied the motion for summary judgment filed by defendant, a medical office, on plaintiff’s claim of sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, this cases arose from the […]