In Franco v. Hyatt Corp. d/b/a Hyatt Times Square et al, No. 12422, 153152/14, 2019-3451, 2020 WL 7346434 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 15, 2020), the court, inter alia, reversed summary judgment granted in favor of defendants on plaintiff’s quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual harassment claims asserted under the New York State and…Read More Sexual Harassment Claims (Quid Pro Quo, Hostile Work Environment) Survive Summary Judgment Against Hyatt
In Morris v. New York City Health and Hospital Corp., 09-CV-5692, 2018 WL 4762247 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claim, with respect to one alleged harasser. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: After assessing the…Read More Sexual Harassment Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against NYC Health & Hospital Corp.
“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…Read More “Quid Pro Quo” Sexual Harassment: What Is It?
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
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…Read More Introduction