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CASES & PUBLICATIONS

Disability Discrimination

Morse v. JetBlueAirways Corp., __F.Supp.2d __ , 2013 WL 1294629 (E.D.N.Y. 2013) (allowing to go to trial claims of disabled supervisor of flight attendants denied reasonable accommodation to return from leave of absence to work in a modified or different position, and then fired under airline’s policy of automatically terminating anyone on leave for 52 weeks).

Morse v. JetBlue Airways Corp.

Azzopardi v. New Water Street Corp., No. 115108/01 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 4, 2007) (denying summary judgment where janitor with mild retardation was subjected to a hostile work environment because of his mental disability).

Azzopardi v. New Water Street Corp.

Weissman v. Dawn Joy Fashions, Inc., 214 F.3d 224 (2d Cir. 2000), vacating and modifying, 7 Am. Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 365 (S.D.N.Y. 1997) (upholding, in substantial part, jury verdict for plaintiff in disability discrimination action).           

Weissman v. Dawn Joy Fashions, Inc.

Hazeldine v. Beverage Media, Ltd., 954 F. Supp. 697 (S.D.N.Y. 1997) (first case within Second Circuit holding that, unlike the ADA, the New York State Human Rights Law’s definition of disability does not require showing of functional restriction).

Hazeldine v. Beverage Media, Ltd.

Abdel-Khalek v. Ernst & Young, LLP, 97 Civ. 4514, 1999 WL 190790 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 7, 1999) (one of the first federal court cases denying summary judgment in disability association case where employee fired because she had a disabled child).

Abdel-Khalek v. Ernst & Young, LLP

Siracuse v. Program for the Development of Human Potential, 07 CV 2205 CLP, 2012 WL 1624291 (E.D.N.Y. April 30, 2012) (upholding jury verdict for cancer survivor discriminatorily denied promotion) 

Siracuse v. Program for the Development of Human Potential