Prima Facie Case

In a seminal opinion by the New York Appellate Division First Department, the court in Bennett v Health Mgt. Sys., Inc. held that unlike claims under the federal or state anti-discrimination laws, evidence that an employer’s stated reasons for taking adverse action against an employee, if shown to be false, misleading, or incomplete, are sufficient,…

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The New York State Appellate Division, First Department affirmed summary judgment for the employer in Anonymous v Mount Sinai Hosp. on the employee’s disability discrimination claims brought under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court determined that the employee failed to demonstrate their employer was aware that the employee was disabled, as part…

Read More Doctor’s Letter Must State More Than Unspecified “Symptoms” to Put Employer on Notice of Disability Under New York City Human Rights Claim, Court Says