Failure to Accommodate Disability

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…

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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…

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In Laface v. Eastern Suffolk BOCES, 2020 WL 2489774 (EDNY May 14, 2020) (J. Spatt), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff did not sufficiently allege that he suffered from a “disability” (here, a mold allergy0 within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision: Here, the Court denies the Plaintiff…

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In Gray v. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, 2020 WL 1029022 (N.D.N.Y. March 3, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “failure to accommodate disability” claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, plaintiff claims that she was denied access to requested lunch breaks as an accommodation for her qualified disability so as to attend to the symptoms…

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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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In Woolf v. Bloomberg L.P., 16-cv-6953 (PKC), 2019 WL 1046656 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 5, 2019), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this case, Plaintiff alleges (inter alia) that his employer violated the ADA by terminating him on the…

Read More Stress-Related Migraines Were Not a “Disability” Under the ADA, Court Holds
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In Torres v. New York City Dept. of Education, 18-cv-2156, 2019 WL 2124891 (E.D.N.Y. May 15, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for dismissal on the pleadings (under FRCP 12(c)) of plaintiff’s failure to accommodate claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized the law as follows: An employer is liable…

Read More Citing Factual Issues, Court Declines to Dismiss ADA Failure to Accommodate Claim on the Pleadings
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In Schmitt v. City of New York et al, 15-CV-05992, 2018 WL 5777019 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 1, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability-related hostile work environment claims. This decision teaches, among other things, that the facts underlying such claims must be evaluated as a whole, rather than piecemeal.…

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In A. Anonymous v. Mount Sinai Hospital, 2018 WL 4567945, 2018 NY Slip Op 06212 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Sept. 25, 2018), the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the Supreme Court’s order granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. Central to the court’s…

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In a recent decision, Wolfinger v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 17-cv-1710, 2018 WL 3637964 (E.D.N.Y. July 31, 2018), the court, inter alia, explained and clarified what, exactly, a plaintiff must allege to sufficiently plead a failure-to-accommodate claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court explained: A plaintiff bringing a failure-to-accommodate claim…

Read More Court Clarifies “Failure to Accommodate Disability” Employment Discrimination Claim: Wolfinger v. ConEd
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