In Safyan v. The Dept. of Educ. of the City of New York, No. 500312/2023, 2023 WL 5957086 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Sep. 13, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights…Read More Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, and Failure to Accommodate Disability Claims Against NYC DOE Survive Dismissal
In Greenbaum v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., et al., 21-1777-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 15, 2022) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the lower court’s order granting summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – including his failure-to-accommodate claim. Among other things, the…Read More ADA Failure to Accommodate Disability (Wrist Tendonitis) Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Decision Below Vacated
In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim that defendant failed to engage in a cooperative dialogue, pertaining to an alleged disability, in violation of the New York City Human…Read More Failure to Plead “Disability” Dooms “Cooperative Dialogue” Claim Under NYC Human Rights Law
In Cruz v. City of New York et al, No. 21-cv-1999, 2021 WL 5605139 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims for disability discrimination in the form of a failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), and the…Read More Disability Discrimination (Failure to Accommodate) Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NY Health & Hospitals Corp.
In Solomon v. County of Nassau, No. 20-cv-5227, 2021 WL 5631766 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 1, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court summarized the black-letter law regarding discrimination based on (including failure to accommodate) one’s “disability”: Discrimination under…Read More ADA Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Facts Indicated “Animosity” to Accommodate Plaintiff’s Disability
In Gorbea v. Verizon New York Incorporated, 2021 WL 4851389 (2d Cir. Oct. 19, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized the elements for discrimination and failure-to-accommodate claims under the ADA. For a discrimination claim, a plaintiff must show by a preponderance…Read More ADA Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Inability to Show Up for Work Fatal
In Manson v. Careington International Corporation, 4:20-CV-00916, 2021 WL 3912536 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 6, 2021), the court held that plaintiff’s alleged “love/sex addiction” did not qualify as a “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. From the decision: Defendant avers, in reliance on the statutory text, that Plaintiff’s “love/sex addiction” cannot give rise to a…Read More “Love/Sex Addiction” is Not an ADA “Disability”, Says Texas Federal Court?
In Hamilton v. Westchester County et al, No. 20-1058-pr, 2021 WL 2671311 (2d Cir. June 30, 2021), a case brought by an inmate and arising under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (relating to public services, programs, and activities), the Second Circuit held that the term “disability” within the meaning of the ADA…Read More “Temporary” Injuries May Constitute “Disabilities” Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Court Holds
In Butrym v. Sarsick et al, 20-CV-292, 2021 WL 1927073 (N.D.N.Y. May 13, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff plausibly alleged claims that defendants failed to accommodate her disability, and terminated her because of her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized plaintiff’s claims, in part, as follows:…Read More Disability Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal; Court Notes Denial of Plaintiff Request for Separation From Alleged Harasser
In Cascalenda v. City of New York, No. 157807/2020, 2021 WL 1156597 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. The facts, as summarized by the court: Plaintiff began his employment with the New…Read More NYPD Employee’s Medical Marijuana-Related Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal