Peck v. Sony Music Corp.

68 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. 1025 (1995)

From our private database of 45,900+ case briefs, written and edited by humans—never with AI.

Peck v. Sony Music Corp.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
68 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. 1025 (1995)

  • Written by Elizabeth Yingling, JD

Facts

Shirley Peck (plaintiff) sued her former employer Sony Music Corp. (Sony) (defendant) for religious harassment and retaliatory discharge in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Peck testified in her deposition that her supervisor, James Nevius, regularly told Peck she was a sinner and had to repent, sang religious songs when Peck was around, and prayed over Peck’s desk with another Sony employee. Nevius did not make similar statements or act in a similar manner towards Peck’s coworkers. Contemporaneously with a complaint Peck made to Sony about Nevius’s conduct, Sony terminated Peck’s employment. After Peck sued, Sony filed a motion for summary judgment contending that Nevius’s conduct did not create a hostile work environment and alleging that Peck was fired for nondiscriminatory reasons.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Stanton, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 735,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 735,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,900 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 735,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 45,900 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership