University of Rochester President Joel Seligman and a group of complainants have exchanged criticism following an equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) complaint that alleged sexual misconduct by a professor in the school’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and inaction ...Read More »
The US. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reinstated the retaliation portion of a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former graduate student at Eastman School of Music against the chairman of the school’s piano department. In May ...Read More »
Three cases reported in the last two months highlight the need for employers to make sure they conduct prompt, effective and impartial investigations of harassment claims. In all of these cases, adverse judicial decisions were based upon investigative failures. ...
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U.S. District Court, WDNY – Sexual Harassment – Employer – State and Federal Claims Patrick v. Garlick 13-cv-6365L Judge Larimer Background: The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant subjected them to sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and retaliation. The ...Read More »
Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Sexual Harassment – Text Messages – Verification of Source Jones v. NYS Division of Human Rights TP 14-00653 Transferred from Supreme Court, Chautauqua County Background: The petitioner commenced an article 78 proceeding to annul ...Read More »
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Sexual Harassment Retaliation — Actions Imputed to the Employer Summa v. Hofstra University 11-1743 Judges Pooler, Raggi and Lynch Background: The plaintiff appealed from the grant of summary judgment to the defendant ...Read More »
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Sexual Harassment Injunctive Relief — Store Manager EEOC v. Karenkim Inc. 11-3309 Judges Katzmann, Wesley and Lynch Background: The plaintiff appealed from a post-judgment order which denied the plaintiff’s request for injunctive ...Read More »
ALBANY — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Monday that he has asked for the resignation of a Brooklyn assemblyman accused of sexually harassing female staffers, a scandal that ensnared Silver when he brokered a secret settlement with the women using ...Read More »
New York State Court of Claims Sexual Harassment Termination — Causal Connection Verschage v. State 118204 Judge Patti Background: The claimant and her husband filed a claim alleging hostile work environment caused by the sexual harassment, retaliatory termination and a ...Read More »
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Sexual Harassment Pervasive Acts Redd v. NYS Division of Parole 10-1410-cv Judges Kearse, Walker and Raggi Background: The plaintiff appealed the dismissal of her complaint alleging disparate treatment on the basis of ...Read More »
Fourth Department — Sexual Harassment: NYS Division of Human Rights et al. v. Nancy Potenza Design & Building Services, Inc. et al.
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Sexual Harassment Employer Condoning Conduct NYS Division of Human Rights et al. v. Nancy Potenza Design & Building Services, Inc. et al. TP 11-00646 Transferred from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner New York State ...Read More »