Disability Discrimination

In Weekes v. Jetblue Airways Corporation et al, No. 21-CV-1965 (MKB), 2022 WL 4291371 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability-related hostile work environment claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.…

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In Torres-Medina v. Wormuth, No. 21-1362 (SCC), 2022 WL 3557049 (D.Puerto Rico August 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. From the decision: Torres has shown that she is disabled and that the MSC Management harassed her. To determine whether the harassment did, as she says,…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based in Part on Alleged False Accusations of Misconduct, Survives Dismissal
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In Talbott-Serrano v. Iona College et al, No. 21-CV-1055 (CS), 2022 WL 3718346 (S.D.N.Y. August 29, 2022), the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This case illustrates the subtle, yet crucial, distinction between a work environment that may “hostile” in…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Discourteous” and “Unpleasant” Conduct Held Insufficient
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In Greenbaum v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., et al., 21-1777-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 15, 2022) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the lower court’s order granting summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – including his failure-to-accommodate claim. Among other things, the…

Read More ADA Failure to Accommodate Disability (Wrist Tendonitis) Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Decision Below Vacated
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In a recent case, Gueye v. H & S Bakery, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 22-2612, 2022 WL 2805636 (D.N.J. July 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age- and disability-based hostile work environment. From the decision: Here, Plaintiff, a plant superintendent, alleges that he was forced to take…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Despite Lack of “Egregious” Conduct, Plaintiff Alleged Supervisor’s “Growing Frustration”
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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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In Armijo v. Costco Wholesale Warehouse, Inc., No. 19-00484-ACK-RT, 2022 WL 1267254 (D.Hawai’i April 28, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim. The court summarized the pertinent law as follows: A hostile work environment claim relies on a series of separate acts that collectively…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed Against Costco
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In Shiber v. Centerview Partners LLC, 21 Civ. 3649, 2022 WL 1173433 (S.D.N.Y. April 20, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. This decision is instructive as to how courts apply those statutes’ geographic (“impact”) test in the increasingly-prevalent factual context…

Read More NYCHRL Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Geographic “Impact” Requirement Not Satisfied
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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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