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United States Second Circuit

Makinen v. City of New York, 16-973

In an employment case involving a provision of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that defines only 'recovering' or 'recovered' alcoholics as having a 'disability', the Court certifies the following question to the New York Court of Appeals: Do sections 8‐102(16)(c) and 8‐107(1)(a) of the New York City Administrative Code preclude a plaintiff from bringing a disability discrimination claim based solely on a perception of untreated alcoholism?

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/05/22




  • United States Second Circuit


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