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“Sexual harassment” is one type of unlawful discrimination based on “sex” under various statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The term “quid pro quo” is a Latin phrase that means “this for that”. In the context of employment discrimination/sexual harassment law, it has a specific meaning. “Sexual harassment claims are…

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Sexual harassment cases are fact- and context-specific. There is no “bright line rule” as to when a comment or a touch “cross the line” from non-actionable to actionable. Such claims can be based on comments, physical touching, or some combination of the two. A recent decision, Batten v. Global Contact Services, LLC, 15-cv-2382, 2018 WL 3093968…

Read More Court Decision Illustrates When A “Hug” Crosses The Line And Becomes Actionable Sexual Harassment

In Crookendale v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 154788/2015, 2018 NY Slip Op 31309(U), 2018 WL 3145921 (Sup Ct, N.Y Cty. June 21, 2018) (J. Tisch), the court held that plaintiff’s hostile work environment/sexual harassment claim – asserted under the NYC Human Rights Law – survived summary judgment. From the decision: Here, plaintiff…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment

Hello, and welcome to the Pospis Law Sexual Harassment Law Blog. It is maintained by Pospis Law, PLLC – a New York City law firm primarily representing plaintiffs/employees in employment discrimination, sexual harassment (including so-called “quid pro quo” and “hostile work environment” sexual harassment), and retaliation cases. It will report on legislative and judicial/administrative developments in sexual…

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