Bipolar Disorder

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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In Dorgan v. Suffolk County Community College, 12-cv-0330 (EDNY Aug. 4, 2014), the Eastern District of New York granted defendants summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiff, who was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, alleged that defendants subjected her to discrimination and terminated her based on…

Read More Decision: Bipolar Plaintiff’s Disability Discrimination Case Dismissed
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In Hazen v. Hill Betts & Nash, 2012 WL 19388 (Jan. 5, 2012), the Appellate Division (First Dept.) applied the principle “that the New York State Human Rights Law does not immunize disabled employees from discipline or discharge for incidents of misconduct in the workplace”. Attorney Hazen charged hotel rooms, limousines, alcohol, adult movies and…

Read More Bipolar lawyer’s “disability” does not excuse misconduct
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