Disability Discrimination

In Wolfe–Santos v NYS Gaming Commission, No. 12467, 160963/16, 2018-6103, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06976, 2020 WL 6877365 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 24, 2020), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The complaint fails to state a cause…

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In Vega v. Department of Education, 2020 WL 6727803 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim. From the decision: Vega alleges that she was terminated in March 2019 in retaliation for filing her previous case, Vega I, in July 2018. Doc. 30 ¶ 20. To sufficiently plead a prima facie…

Read More Disability-Based Retaliation Claim Dismissed; Causation Undermined by Nine-Month Gap Between Protected Activity and Adverse Action
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In Brown v. City of New York, No. 12411, 152006/19, 2020-02127, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06700, 2020 WL 6731830 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 17, 2020), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, on the ground that it did “not contain any…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claims, Based on Asthma and Cancer, Held Properly Dismissed
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In Correa v. City of New York, 2020 NY Slip Op 06383 (NY App. Div. 1 Dept. Nov. 10, 2020), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Plaintiff alleges that defendants discriminated against her on the…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim, Arising From Depression Disclosure, Properly Dismissed
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In Dipinto v. Westchester County et al, 2020 WL 6135902 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 19, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability-related hostile work environment claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff alleged that he suffered mistreatment after he injured…

Read More County Employee States Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Following Foot Injury
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In Devany v. United Parcel Services, Inc., 18-cv-6684, 2020 WL 5876245 (S.D.N.Y Oct. 2, 2020), a disability discrimination case, the court upheld the denial of plaintiff’s request for discovery relating to other employees. In this case, plaintiff asserts that he was terminated because of his disability (alcoholism), and that the defendant’s proffered reason (the violation…

Read More Alcoholism-Disability Discrimination Plaintiff Not Entitled to Discovery of Non-Similarly Situated Employees, Court Rules
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In a recent case, D’Alessio v. Charter Communications, LLC, 2020 WL 5638721 (EDNY Sept. 21, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s claim that defendant failed to accommodate plaintiff’s disability (in one respect) under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. According…

Read More Failure-to-Accommodate-Disability Claim (Based on Parking Spot Request) Survives Summary Judgment Against Charter Communications
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In Blodgett v. 22 South Street Operations, LLC, 2020 WL 5523540 (2d Cir. Sept. 15, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of discrimination, retaliation, and failure to accommodate in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and retaliation and interference with the exercise of rights under the…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ADA Discrimination, Retaliation, and Failure to Accommodate Claims
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In Mascaro v. Brant Publications, Inc., No. 152662/2019, 2020 WL 5229247 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 28, 2020) – in which plaintiff asserts claims for age and disability discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law – the court denied plaintiff’s motion (pursuant to CPLR 3124 and 3126) to compel responses to…

Read More Pre-Preliminary Conference Discovery Motion Denied in Age/Disability Discrimination Case
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In Stryker v. HSBC Securities (USA) et al, 2020 WL 5127461 (SDNY Aug. 31, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law, and New York City Human Rights Law. As…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; “Legitimate Reprimands” Were Not Actionable
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