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Jacobsen v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, 34

Both the New York City Human Rights Law (HRL) and the New York State Human Rights Law (HRL) generally preclude summary judgment in favor of an employer where the employer has failed to demonstrate that it responded to a disabled employee's request for a particular accommodation by engaging in a good faith interactive process regarding the feasability of that accommodation, and therefore here: 1) the trial court erroneously granted summary judgment to defendant-employer based on plaintiff's having become totally disabled after his accommodation request was denied; and 2) defendant did not demonstrate its entitlement to judgment as a matter of law regarding the other aspects of plaintiff's disability discrimination claims.

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  • Decided 03/27/2014
  • Published 03/27/2014




  • Court of Appeals of New York


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