Adverse Employment Action

In Torres v. New York City Dept. of Education, 18-cv-2156, 2019 WL 2124891 (E.D.N.Y. May 15, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination and retaliation claims – by granting defendant’s motion for a judgment on the pleadings pursuant to FRCP 12(c) – under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), on the ground that plaintiff…

Read More ADA Claim Dismissed; No “Adverse Employment Action”

In Burgos v. City of New York, 2019 WL 1299461, at *10–11 (S.D.N.Y., 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim – though it did dismiss his claims of discrimination based on his race (Hispanic) and religion (Islam). The court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged the existence of one or…

Read More Sanitation Worker’s Title VII Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal Against the City of New York

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…

Read More Retaliation Claim Properly Dismissed Against IRS; Disciplinary Threat Was Not an “Adverse Employment Action”

Employment discrimination claims are frequently analyzed pursuant to the well-known McDonnell Douglas[1]McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973). burden shifting framework. Under that framework, the plaintiff must first establish a prima facie case of discrimination by showing, by a preponderance of the evidence, that: (1) he is a member of a protected class; (2) he is…

Read More Office Relocation as an “Adverse Employment Action”

In Adams v. Delta Airlines, Inc., 16-cv-1986, 2018 WL 1532434 (E.D.N.Y. March 29,  2018), the court (inter alia) concluded that plaintiff’s amended complaint sufficiently alleged a “materially adverse employment action” and that plaintiff stated a retaliation claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the Opinion: Here, the amended complaint alleges that, on June…

Read More ADA Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal Against Delta Airlines

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…

Read More Federal Court Lacked Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Sexual Harassment Claims Adjudicated at State Agency

In Cardin v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., 16-cv-6101, 2018 WL 562941 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim, due to the absence of an “adverse employment action”, and the facts did not support the requisite inference of discrimination. In sum: believing plaintiff used his cell phone in the bathroom, plaintiff’s…

Read More Short-Lived “Write-Up” Was Not An “Adverse Employment Action”

In Young v. Town of Islip et al, 2017 WL 5468752 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 13, 2017), the court explained the difference between an “adverse employment action” in the discrimination context, vs. an “adverse employment action” in the retaliation context. The court held that the jury instructions on plaintiff’s retaliation claims – but not her race discrimination…

Read More New Trial on Retaliation Claims Granted Due to Erroneous Jury Charge; Alleged Incidents Should Have Been Considered in the Aggregate

In Petit v. Department of Educ. of the City of N.Y., 2017 NY Slip Op 32541(U), 155523/2016 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Dec. 1, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims for discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Here I will discuss the court’s evaluation of plaintiff’s discrimination…

Read More Transfer to “Absent Teacher Reserve” Was Not an “Adverse Employment Action”; Discrimination Claim Dismissed

From DAVID L. REID, MICHAEL PALMERI, and DAVID RICOTTA Plaintiffs, v. COUNTY OF ERIE, Defendant., 2017 WL 4676833, at *4 (W.D.N.Y., 2017): The County moves for summary judgment on Reid’s racial discrimination claim by arguing, inter alia, that he is unable to establish a prima facie case of discrimination, since he suffered no adverse employment…

Read More Written Warning Was Not an “Adverse Employment Action”; Race Discrimination Claim Dismissed