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Second Circuit rules hostile environment claims can exist under the ADA

On Board Online • April 8, 2019

By Kimberly A. Fanniff
Senior Staff Counsel

It has long been established that employers can be found in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act if an employee is subjected to a "hostile work environment" in violation of his or her rights under that law. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, with jurisdiction over New York, recently ruled that employees also can assert that a hostile work environment exists under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In Fox v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, an employee with Tourette Syndrome brought multiple claims under the ADA and New York Human Rights Law seeking redress for alleged harassment.

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April 22 petition deadline for school board candidates looms

FOR RELEASE: April 11, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


The deadline to file petitions to run for a seat on a school board is April 22, less than two weeks away.

For those who are interested in school board service or just want to learn more about the function of school boards in their communities, the New York State School Boards Association is providing a free online resource entitled "The School Board Member Experience."

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