Interactive Process

In Watson v Emblem Health Servs., the Appellate Division First Department overturned the lower court’s decision to grant summary judgment to the employer on their disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. In that case, the court held: “giving plaintiff the benefit of all favorable inferences which may reasonably be drawn,…

Read More New York Appellate Division Overturned Grant of Summary Judgment to Emblem Health Services on Disability Discrimination Claims Brought Under New York City Human Rights Law

The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State of New York, held in Jacobsen v New York City Health & Hosps. Corp. that any “impairment” constitutes a disability under City HRL, and the burden is on employer, not employee, to show unavailability of accommodation and to show accommodation would pose an…

Read More Failure to Engage in Interactive Process Forecloses Summary Judgment for Employer Under New York City Human Rights Law Claims, Court Says