Firm Obtains Summary Judgment in SDNY Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case

On June 21, 2013, Judge Alvin Hellerstein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment in its entirety in favor of Firm client the City University of New York (“CUNY”), Queens College, and various university officials.

The plaintiff, a current university employee, brought claims under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act alleging that he was discriminated against because of his Italian-American national origin and a disability and that he was retaliated against for his alleged advocacy and affirmative action work on behalf of Italian-Americans at CUNY.

Beth Kaufman represented all defendants from the beginning of the case through the successful summary judgment motion that resulted in the dismissal of the case.