Disability Discrimination

In Valentine v. Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York, P.C., 17-cv-2275, 2018 WL 1871175 (S.D.N.Y. April 16, 2018), the court denied in part defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-accommodate claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiff alleged, in sum, that defendant violated the ADA by firing her several days after she returned…

Read More Failure to Accommodate Disability Claim Survives Dismissal [Valentine v. Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York, P.C.]

In Salas v. New York City Department of Investigation, 2018 WL 1614339, 16-cv-8573 (S.D.N.Y. March 30, 2018), the court (inter alia) denied defendant’s motion to dismiss, and held that plaintiff – who suffered from a stutter – stated a claim for a hostile work environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision:…

Read More Plaintiff, Mocked For Stuttering, States Hostile Work Environment Claim Under the 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) dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized the law:[1]The court noted that the Second Circuit “has not yet decided whether a hostile work environment claim may be made under…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Not Stated; Reference to Actress Held Insufficient

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

Below is the complaint, captioned Davis v. Rue La La, NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 152558/2018 (filed March 22, 2018), in which plaintiff asserts (inter alia) that defendant “treated [plaintiff] less well because it perceived her as disabled, which culminated in [plaintiff]’s termination” and that “[t]he circumstances surrounding [defendant]’s conduct towards [plaintiff], including HR’s discriminatory…

Read More Perceived-As Disability (Alcoholism) Discrimination Lawsuit Against Rue La La

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 Makinen v. City of New York, 2018 WL 546409 (2d Cir. Jan. 25, 2018) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ constructive discharge claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiffs (city police officers) alleged that they suffered discrimination…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiffs’ Constructive Discharge Claims Based on Perceived Alcoholism

In Watson v. Emblem Health Servs., 2018 NY Slip Op 00123 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 9, 2018), the court reversed a lower court’s decision granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff’s claims arose from defendant’s refusal to reinstate plaintiff and…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment Under the NYC Human Rights Law

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”