Disability Discrimination

August 24, 2018

My School Board Is Requesting a 913 Exam. Should I Be Concerned?

Are you a teacher in NY being asked to undergo a 913 exam? Are you worried for your career? Learn why you may want to consult an employment attorney.
July 30, 2018
Wrongful Termination Attorney New York

What May Constitute Wrongful Termination?

Do you believe you've been wrongfully or illegally fired from your job? Here's a comprehensive breakdown of what may be considered unlawful termination.
May 4, 2018
Discrimination Mental Disability New York

Is Discrimination Against Workers With Mental Disabilities On The Rise?

A Case Of Discrimination Based On Mental Disability Until 2013, Nola Smith was a registered nurse at the Medical Surgical Department of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, now known as Northwell Health. She started work at Forest Hills Hospital, which is now part of the North-Shore-Long Island system, in 2008. Nola suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, for which she was prescribed medication. She negotiated a “flex” schedule with the hospital, consisting of no […]
August 11, 2017

NBC Worker Sues for Sexual Harassment and Disability Discrimination

Employee Sues NBC for Disability Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Stephanie Belanger, filed a lawsuit against NBC Universal, L.L.C. in New York State Supreme Court alleging that her former employer is liable for disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Belanger claims that NBC violated New York State and New York City Laws and owes her compensatory and punitive damages. This particular case is interesting because it involves retaliation and two different types of discrimination: Sexual harassment […]
October 13, 2016

NYC Retail Stores Discriminated Against Disabled Job Applicants

New York City Retail Stores Discriminate Against Disabled Job Applicants In September 2016, Disability Rights New York (DRNY), which provides advocacy, protection, and client assistance to those in need, reported that individuals with disabilities have unemployment rates that are double those of the general workforce and earn less money when they are employed. The organization determined that high unemployment rates among the disabled are not necessarily due to candidates’ inabilities to perform work. Instead, DRNY […]
August 23, 2016

Americans with Disabilities Act Protects Long Island Workers from Discrimination

Long Island disability discrimination attorneys at Leeds Brown represent workers against employers who wrongfully terminate them and violate their rights to reasonable accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act and New York State human rights laws make it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. Long Island ADA attorneys at Leeds Brown focus on the employment discrimination that occurs every day towards people who are otherwise qualified […]