Failure to Accommodate Disability

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 Gorbea v. Verizon New York Incorporated, 2021 WL 4851389 (2d Cir. Oct. 19, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized the elements for discrimination and failure-to-accommodate claims under the ADA. For a discrimination claim, a plaintiff must show by a preponderance…

Read More ADA Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Inability to Show Up for Work Fatal
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In Butrym v. Sarsick et al, 20-CV-292, 2021 WL 1927073 (N.D.N.Y. May 13,  2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff plausibly alleged claims that defendants failed to accommodate her disability, and terminated her because of her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized plaintiff’s claims, in part, as follows:…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal; Court Notes Denial of Plaintiff Request for Separation From Alleged Harasser
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In Biggan v. City of New York et al, No. 13359, 2019-5666, 21758/14, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 01501, 2021 WL 966681 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Mar. 16, 2021), the court, inter alia, unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim. From the decision: Plaintiff, a former custodian for the New York City Police Department (N.Y.PD),…

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In Gordon v. Consolidated Edison Inc., 2021 NY Slip Op 00492 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 28, 2021), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to proceed on her failure-to-accommodate-disability discrimination claim under the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff, who worked for defendant as a financial analyst, suffered from irritable…

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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…

Read More Failure-to-Accommodate-Disability Claim (Based on Parking Spot Request) Survives Summary Judgment Against Charter Communications
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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…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ADA Discrimination, Retaliation, and Failure to Accommodate Claims
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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…

Read More Disability (Mold Allergy) Insufficiently Alleged; ADA Amendment Denied
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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…

Read More Court Upholds Finding of Disability Discrimination of Court Officer
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