Home » Blog » Archives for Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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 […]

In Lawson v. Homenuk, 2017 WL 4534779 (2d Cir. Oct. 11, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the Order: Although Lawson argues that her coworkers “constantly” […]

In Holcomb v. State University of New York at Fredonia, 2017 WL 4511381 (2d Cir. Oct. 10, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claims. In sum, the court held that plaintiff failed to prove that she suffered an adverse action as a result of her sexual harassment complaint. From […]

On September 26, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral argument in the case of Zarda v. Altitude Express, Case No. 15-3775. At issue is whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition of discrimination “because of … sex” extends to sexual orientation. One of the interesting aspects […]

In Williams v. New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 16-3207-cv, 2017 WL 4461020 (2d Cir. Oct. 6, 2017) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race-based failure-to-hire discrimination claim. Here are the facts, as (briefly) summarized by the court: Williams alleges that the Hospital stopped considering his employment application after a prospective […]

In Cherry v. NYC Housing Authority et al, 15-cv-6949, 2017 WL 4357344 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2017) (J. Brodie), the court held (inter alia) that plaintiff sufficiently alleged gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. Plaintiff – a black male – alleged, among […]

In Pouncy v. Advanced Focus LLC, 2017 WL 428094 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2017), the court (inter alia) granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 1981, and the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]I wrote about the court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s […]

In Pouncy v. Advanced Focus LLC, 2017 WL 428094 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2017), a race discrimination case, the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 1981, and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). As […]

A recent decision, Dudley v. New York City Housing Authority, 2017 WL 4315010 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2017), reaffirms the principle that a hostile work environment claim must arise from hostility because of a protected characteristic. In this case, plaintiff alleged that he “was subjected to a hostile work environment in retaliation for his prior protected […]

In Rogers v. Bank of New York Mellon, 2017 WL 4157376 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017), the court granted defendants’ motion for reconsideration and dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race- and color-based pay discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City […]