District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf


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Collins worked for Colgate Palmolive (Colgate) for seven years. Her employment terminated on May 19, 2016. In addition to unspecified state law claims, her pro se, in forma pauperis, lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)—seeking reinstatement and $26,500 in retroactive salary—asserted claims of race, sex, religious, and age discrimination. Her rebuttal statement to Colgate’s position statement she submitted to the EEOC failed to allege sufficient facts to sustain her discrimination claim. The EEOC’s May 11, 2016 Notice of Rights stated that after investigation, the EEOC could not conclude that “the information obtained established violations of the statutes.” In addition to dismissing her claims against manager Niglia because there is no individual liability under the ADEA or Title VII, the court granted Collins 30 days to amend her complaint against Colgate. Her complaint was devoid of any facts supporting her discrimination claim, and failed to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action for employment discrimination under Title VII or the ADEA. As to her ADEA claim Collins asserted, without elaboration, only that she was more than 40 years old.