New York Labor And Employment Law Report

New York Labor And Employment Law Report

Tag Archives: Reasonable Accommodations

“Brute Reason” or Lack of Nuance: Seventh Circuit’s Twin Holdings That a Long Term Leave is Not a Reasonable Accommodation May Not Be a Panacea in Other Jurisdictions

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act
In one of his more pithy lines, Oscar Wilde wrote, “I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable.  There is something unfair about its use.  It is hitting below the intellect.”  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. For employers dancing on the head of the ADA’s pin of reasonable accommodations, the… Continue Reading

Court of Appeals Holds That Employer’s Failure to Engage in Interactive Process Regarding Employee’s Accommodation Request Precludes Summary Judgment in State and City Disability Discrimination Claims

Posted in Employment Discrimination
Discrimination claims are expensive to defend and if they reach a jury, the results are often unpredictable.  The summary judgment motion, when utilized properly, is an effective risk and cost containment tool available to employers attempting to fend off such claims before they reach a jury.  Therefore, employers need to make sure that they do everything… Continue Reading