ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

In Adams v. Delta Airlines, Inc., 16-cv-1986, 2018 WL 1532434 (E.D.N.Y. March 29,¬† 2018), the court (inter alia) concluded that plaintiff’s amended complaint sufficiently alleged a “materially adverse employment action” and that plaintiff stated a retaliation claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the Opinion: Here, the amended complaint alleges that, on June…

Read More ADA Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal Against Delta Airlines

In Best v. Duane Reade, Inc. (2d Cir. 17-380 March 22, 2018) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s failure-to-accommodate, discrimination, and retaliation claims under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Here is the legal standard:[1]As usual, citations are omitted. ADA claims are analyzed under the burden-shifting framework established for discrimination claims:…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claims Properly Dismissed Against Duane Reade

In Anderson v. AlClear LLC, 18-cv-1525, 2018 WL 1318994 (EDNY March 14, 2018) (J. Cogan), the court dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims alleged under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, alleged (as summarized by the court) that management in the company was…

Read More Employment Discrimination Claims Insufficiently Alleged Against AlClear LLC

In Dollinger v. New York State Insurance Fund, 2018 WL 832904 (2d Cir. Feb. 13, 2018) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. From the Order: The District Court also correctly dismissed Dollinger’s ADA hostile-work-environment claim. We have not yet…

Read More ADA Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed; Most of Alleged Harassment Related to Plaintiff’s Sexual Orientation

In Reiter v. Maxi-Aids, Inc., 14-cv-3712, 2018 WL 557864 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 19, 2018), the court (inter alia) upheld a jury’s determination that plaintiff was subject to “associational discrimination” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In sum, defendant’s principal (Zaretsky) terminated plaintiff shortly after plaintiff advised Zaretsky about an issue concerning his daughter, Bailey, who suffered…

Read More Father’s Termination Sufficiently Related to Suicidal Daughter to Support “Associational Discrimination” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In Murray v. Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York et al, 16-cv-662, 2018 WL 264112 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 2, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim that he was discriminated against based on his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).[1]The court also dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment and…

Read More PTSD-Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed, Absent Evidence That Decisionmakers Knew of Plaintiff’s Condition

In Carvalho v. Associated Brands Inc., No. 17-622-cv, 2017 WL 6616707 (2d Cir. Dec. 28, 2017) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s denial-of-promotion claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As to that claim, plaintiff argued that the defendant discriminated against him based on his anxiety disorder by denying…

Read More ADA Denial-of-Promotion Claim Properly Dismissed; Pretext Argument Was “Mere Speculation”

A recent decision, Dudley v. New York City Housing Authority, 2017 WL 4315010 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2017), reaffirms the principle that a hostile work environment claim must arise from hostility because of a protected characteristic. In this case, plaintiff alleged that he “was subjected to a hostile work environment in retaliation for his prior protected…

Read More Court Dismisses “Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment” Claims

In Osby v. City of New York, 13-cv-8826, 2017 WL 4236563 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 22, 2017), the court granted defendant’s motion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim, and¬†dismissed plaintiff’s disability discrimination and retaliation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To make out an ADA discrimination claim, plaintiff…

Read More ADA Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Claims Dismissed; Employer Actions Were Time-Barred, Not “Adverse Employment Actions”, or Were Not Undertaken Because of Discriminatory Animus