Failure to Accommodate 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…

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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?
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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
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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
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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
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In Biggan v. City of New York et al, No. 13359, 2019-5666, 21758/14, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 01501, 2021 WL 966681 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Mar. 16, 2021), the court, inter alia, unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim. From the decision: Plaintiff, a former custodian for the New York City Police Department (N.Y.PD),…

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In Hyacinthe v. City of New York, No. 151812/2020, 2021 WL 619320, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30443(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court summarized the facts (specifically pertinent to…

Read More NYPD Officer’s Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Gordon v. Consolidated Edison Inc., 2021 NY Slip Op 00492 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 28, 2021), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to proceed on her failure-to-accommodate-disability discrimination claim under the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff, who worked for defendant as a financial analyst, suffered from irritable…

Read More Medical Marijuana/IBD Sufferer Presents Sufficient Facts to Proceed on Failure-to-Accommodate Claim
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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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