Joan Pucino appeals from Judge Gardephe’s grant of summary judgment dismissing her claim that Verizon Communications, Inc., maintained a hostile working environment at the garage where she was employed. We vacate and remand.
a) Factual BackgroundGiven that this appeal is from a grant of summary judgment, we view the evidence in the light most favorable to appellant. See Beyer v. Cnty. of Nassau, 524 F.3d 160, 163 (2d Cir. 2008). Our recitation of the facts, therefore, is simply a description of the evidence appellant proffered in opposition to the motion for summary judgment.
Pucino began working for Verizon’s predecessor company in 1982, at first as a long-distance operator and then, from 1991 until the end of 2002, as a field technician in Newburgh, New York. Field technicians install and repair telecommunications cable. Pucino worked at Pierce’s Road Garage from 1991 to 1995 and was then transferred to the Union Avenue Garage, where she worked until her retirement in December 2002. The Union Avenue Garage employed anywhere from sixty to one-hundred-and-ten field technicians at a time during this period, but never more than five of them were women at any one time.
Judge(s): Winter, Raggi, and Livingston
Jurisdiction: U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Related Categories: Employment
|Circuit Court Judge(s)|
|Ralph Winter, Jr.|
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|Plaintiff Lawyer(s)||Plaintiff Law Firm(s)|
|Stephen Bergstein||Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP|
|Helen Ullrich||Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP|
|Defendant Lawyer(s)||Defendant Law Firm(s)|
|Stephen Kinnaird||Paul Hastings LLP|
|Christopher Reilly||Paul Hastings LLP|
|Carla Walworth||Paul Hastings LLP|
|Amicus Lawyer(s)||Amicus Law Firm(s)|
|Gail Coleman||United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|Lorraine Davis||United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|James Lee||United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|Carolyn Wheeler||United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|