James G. Ryan

James G. Ryan

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Supreme Court Hears Second Affirmative Action Case This Year

On October 15, only four months after the United States Supreme Court heard arguments regarding an affirmative action program for the University of Texas, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Schuette v. Coalition to...more

12/11/2013 - Affirmative Action Discrimination Educational Institutions Employment Policies Equal Protection Gender Discrimination Grutter v Bollinger Race Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Transgender Youth Barred From Girls’ Restroom

Coy Mathis, born a male, has identified as a female since the age of 18 months. Now at six-years old she must confront issues that far exceed the normal trials and tribulations of the first grade classroom. Coy has dressed in...more

3/11/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination Dress Codes Freedom of Expression Gender Discrimination Public Schools Title IX Transgender

Unemployment: New Basis For Discrimination Under Proposed Law

The New York City Council has recently taken steps to expand anti-discrimination laws by prohibiting employers from discriminating against job applicants on the basis of their employment status. If enacted, Bill 814-A would...more

2/28/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Unemployment Discrimination

Are Courts Reluctant To Grant Summary Judgment In Hostile Work Environment Cases?

The Second Circuit has recently reiterated its hesitancy to permit summary judgment in hostile work environment claims that present ambiguities as to the sufficiency of plaintiff’s case. In Rivera v. Rochester Genesee Reg’l...more

2/4/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Evidence Hostile Environment National Origin National Origin Discrimination Race Race Discrimination Retaliation Summary Judgment Title VII

Supreme Court Decides Kloeckner v. Solis

On December 10, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Kloeckner v. Solis holding that “[a] federal employee who claims that an agency action appealable to the MSPB violates an antidiscrimination statute...more

1/25/2013 - Administrative Appeals Appeals Civil Service Reform Act Discrimination DOL EEOC Federal Employees Judicial Review Kloeckner Merits Systems Protection Board Mixed Motive Cases SCOTUS Split of Authority Subject Matter Jurisdiction Termination

Anti-Semitic Bullying Claim Survives Motion To Dismiss

Eastern District Judge Arthur Spatt recently denied Northport-East Northport Union Free School Districts’ motion to dismiss in a case brought by a Northport High School student who had been subject to anti-Semitic taunts and...more

1/8/2013 - Deliberate Indifference Discrimination Equal Protection Harassment Motion to Dismiss Religious Discrimination Students

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