A major victory by William J. Sipser at a trial at the New York State Division of Human Rights on behalf of his client Chrystal Martinez, was upheld by a June 2018 decision by the Appellate Division, First Department. The Manhattan appeals court upheld Sipser’s trial verdict where he proved that Martinez was fired illegally due to her disability.
The Appeals Court found that Sipser’s client raised questions of fact as to whether the reason given for her termination was a “pretext”—or excuse–for disability discrimination. This is the second important disability case won by Sipser at the Appellate Division in 2018 alone.
Tuckner Sipser partner William J. Sipser argued and won a recent disability discrimination decision on behalf of his client, Suzette Watson, at the Appellate Division, First Department. The Manhattan appeals court reversed a lower trial court ruling dismissing Watson’s disability discrimination claim against her former employer. Mr. Sipser successfully argued that the stated reason for […]
Whatever the challenge you’re facing, whether it is something related to pregnancy, or you have influenza, or a more serious issue and you need your employer to work with you, be flexible, compassionate, reasonably accommodate you – make sure that you’re documenting all of this, putting it in writing, so you’ll have a paper trail, because your employer can’t just be dismissive and cavalier and say, “Sorry, it’s too much of a pain in the butt for us, we’re not dealing with you anymore.” That would be illegal disability discrimination.
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. So the question is: you are away on vacation, or away on a trip, and missed your flight coming back home, and were fired because you got to work late, a day or two, or three or a week or an hour past when you were due back. Is that legal? […]