Disability Discrimination

In Rella v. New York State Office of Mental Health, 2020 WL 918767 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a claim for hostile work environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act. After rejecting defendant’s argument that such claims are not cognizable under the ADA, the court turned to…

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In Matter of New York State Unified Ct. Sys. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2020 NY Slip Op 01252 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 20, 2020), the court upheld a finding of disability discrimination on behalf of a hearing-impaired court officer. From the decision: The Commissioner’s finding of discrimination is supported by…

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From Wu v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2020 WL 615626, at *10 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7,  2020): Wu has not established his prima facie case of discrimination because he not adduced any evidence that the incidents at issue in this case were the result of disability discrimination. He has not, for instance, put forth evidence that his…

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In Woolf v. Strada, 2020 WL 573386 (2d Cir. Feb. 6, 2020), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Specifically, the court addressed “whether Woolf’s inability to perform his particular job as a result of…

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In Sivio v. Village Care Max, 18-cv-2408, 2020 WL 497513 (S.D.N.Y. January 31, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim. Initially, the court found that a reasonable jury could find that defendant improperly failed to accommodate plaintiff’s disability. It next turned to plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim,…

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In Camoia v. City of New York, 787 Fed.Appx. 55, 57 (2d Cir. Dec. 13, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s perceived-as disability claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff – a NYPD trainee – alleges that defendant…

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In Garcia v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, 19 Civ. 997, 2019 WL 6878729 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 17, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: [Plaintiff’s complaint] describes an incident where Garcia was publicly questioned about his disability…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Alleged Acts, While “Inappropriate”, Were Too Isolated to Be Actionable
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In Matter of Tenenbein v. New York City Dept. of Educ., 2019 NY Slip Op 08940 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 12, 2019), the court affirmed the dismissal of claims asserted by the plaintiff – a probationary employee – under the New York Civil Service Law (§ 75-b), and the New York City Human Rights…

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In Pustilnik v. Battery Park City Authority et al, 18-CV-9446, 2019 WL 6498711 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 3, 2019), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss – under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) – plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision: [Plaintiff]’s Complaint is devoid of facts…

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In Buczakowski v. Crouse Health Hospital, Inc. et al, 18-cv-330, 2019 WL 6330206 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 26, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment based on age and disability (cancer). After reciting the hostile work environment standard, the court held that plaintiff “established [defendant] and several of its employees…

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