ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

In Errickson v. Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Inc., 8:22-cv-533-VMC-CPT, 2022 WL 1487588 (M.D.Fla. May 11, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. After summarizing the “black letter” law, the court applied it to the facts: Although the issue of whether harassment was severe and pervasive…

Read More “Unpleasant” Conduct Nevertheless Insufficient to Give Rise to a Plausible ADA Hostile Work Environment Claim, Court Holds
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In Ibela v. Allied Universal, 2022 WL 1418886 (2d Cir. May 5, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. After affirming the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination claim (on the ground that plaintiff “did not allege…

Read More ADA Retaliation Claim Dismissal Vacated; Seeking a Reasonable Accommodation For Bipolar Disorder Was a “Protected Activity”
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A recent case, Davis v. Arcelormittal USA, LLC, 18-cv-318 (N.D. Ind. April 15, 2022), is instructive on the “exhaustion of administrative remedies” principle of federal employment discrimination law. Here (in sum) plaintiff submitted a Charge of Discrimination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in which she asserted of disability discrimination and failure to accommodate disability…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed as Not Administratively Exhausted at EEOC
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In White v. Aldridge Electric, Inc., 21-cv-01872, 2022 WL 1003765 (E.D.Pa. April 4, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In sum, plaintiff alleged that he was treated differently, and fired, because of his medical conditions (chronic pain…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “Piece of Shit” Comment Was “Neutral”
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In Tillman v. NYC Human Resources Administration, 2022 WL 874947 (S.D.N.Y. March 24, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. After assuming (without explicitly deciding) that hostile work environment claims are cognizable under the…

Read More Title VII, ADA Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; “Scattered” Allegations of Events Over Four Years Insufficient
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In Basso v. Willow Run Foods, Inc., No. 3:21-cv-00811, 2022 WL 35927 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 03, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision: Willow Run’s first assertion, that Basso fails to allege an adverse employment action, is simply incorrect. Plaintiff clearly…

Read More Crohn’s Disease Suffering Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges ADA Disability Discrimination Claim, Court Holds
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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.
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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
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In Dolac v. County of Erie et al, 2021 WL 5267722 (2d Cir. Nov. 12, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim for “associational discrimination” asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized the general law as follows: [The ADA prohibits, among…

Read More Dismissal of ADA “Associational” Disability Discrimination Claim Affirmed
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In Woolf v. Bloomberg L.P., No. 155152/2020, 2021 WL 4427372 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 24, 2021), the court considered whether and to what extent a prior federal court decision – which dismissed the plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act – prohibits the plaintiff (under principles of collateral estoppel)…

Read More Migraine-Disability Case Dismissed Against Bloomberg L.P.
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