Disability Discrimination

In Minor v Essence Ventures, LLC, No. 533765/2023, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 50758(U), 2024 WL 3212243 (NY Sup Ct Kings Cty, June 23, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. This decision is instructive as to how courts assess the sufficiency…

Read More NYSHRL Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal; Inference Supported by Termination 8 Days After Disclosure of Disability
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In Nelson v. WW Intern., Inc., No. 155745/2020, 2024 WL 32208823 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: A plaintiff may prove a disability discrimination claim…

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In David v. The City of New York, No. 156939/2023, 2024 WL 3070011 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 20, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-accommodate disability claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Here, Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged that, as a uniformed officer…

Read More NYPD Officer Sufficiently Alleges Failure-to-Accommodate Disability Discrimination Claim, Court Holds
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In Tohidi v. City of Reading Police Department, No. 5:24-cv-0591, 2024 WL 3015514 (E.D.Pa. June 13, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision: The City asserts that Counts I and V (disability discrimination) should be dismissed…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Asserted by Plaintiff With Tourette’s Syndrome, Survives Dismissal
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In Sharikov v. Philips Medical Systems MR, Inc., Docket No. 23-407-cv, 2024 WL 2820927 (2d Cir. June 4, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination asserted under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). In sum, in this case the plaintiff alleges…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of COVID-19 Related ADA “Regarded As” Disabled Claim
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In Thomas v. City of New York, No. 159891/2022, 2024 WL 2274935 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 20, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The City next moves to dismiss Plaintiff’s second…

Read More NYPD Officer Sufficiently Alleges Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Amendola v. The City of New York, No. 501349/2023, 2024 WL 2155155 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County May 13, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-accommodate disability discrimination claim. From the decision: Plaintiff has sufficiently pleaded that defendants failed to accommodate her disability under the City HRL. The Amended Complaint adequately…

Read More NYPD Officer Sufficiently Alleges Failure to Accommodate Disability Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Flint v. Atlantic Networks, LLC, No. 505043/2021, 2024 WL 1840597 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Apr. 17, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court began by summarizing the standard to apply when considering a pre-answer motion…

Read More Court Denies Motion to Dismiss NYSCHR, NYCHRL Disability Discrimination Claims Following Dismissal of Federal Complaint Without Prejudice
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In Mattioda v. Nelson, 2024 WL 1710665 (9th Cir. April 22, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, inter alia, held that plaintiff (a NASA employee) plausibly alleged a disability-based hostile work environment claim in violation of the Retaliation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq. In sum, plaintiff –…

Read More 9th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of NASA Scientist’s Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim
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In Defranco v. New York Power Authority, 20-CV-1861-LJV, 2024 WL 1621533 (W.D.N.Y. April 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability (hearing impairment) based hostile work environment asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: This Court finds that the…

Read More Hearing Impairment-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
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