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New York’s Highest Court Rules Indefinite Leave Is Not A Reasonable Accommodation Under State Human Rights Law, But May Be Under...

New York’s highest court recently reinstated a former bank executive’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) and affirmed the dismissal of his claim under the New York State Human...more

10/18/2013 - Employee Rights Human Rights Indefiniteness Reasonable Accommodation Unpaid Leave

New York City Council Passes Bill Prohibiting “Unemployment” Discrimination; Mayor Bloomberg Indicated Intention To Veto Bill

On January 23, 2013, New York’s City Council passed a bill that would modify the New York City Human Rights Law and prohibit discrimination based on unemployment status. ...more

3/1/2013 - Discrimination Human Rights Unemployment Discrimination

New York Court Holds That Extended Leave Of Absence May Be A Reasonable Accommodation Under New York City Human Rights Law

LaCourt v. Shenanigans Knits, Ltd., No. 102391/11 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty., Nov. 14, 2012): While still employed by defendants, the plaintiff informed her supervisor of her recent breast cancer diagnosis and her decision to...more

1/31/2013 - Disability Discrimination Hiring & Firing Human Rights Leave of Absence Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

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