Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C. - New York City Business Litigation Attorneys


Robinson Brog Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissing Sexual Harassment Claim

This case raised allegations of sexual harassment brought by an employee against the majority shareholder and minority shareholder of a corporation that owned and operated a New Jersey restaurant.  Plaintiff’s claims against Robinson Brog’s client, the minority shareholder, alleged aiding and abetting the sexual harassment committed by the majority shareholder who was the primary harasser.  In Robinson Brog’s motion for summary judgment, the Firm argued, and the Court agreed, that the plaintiff had failed to substantiate her claim of aiding and abetting against Robinson Brog’s client. The Court found that our client’s alleged failure to act when plaintiff complained of the harassment, without anything more, was insufficient to establish the type of “active and purposeful conduct” necessary to impose individual liability under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Felicia S. Ennis was lead counsel on this case.