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Makinen v. City of New York, 2017 NY Slip Op. 07208 (N.Y. October 17, 2017)

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New York’s Highest Court Rules That Perceived Alcoholics Are Not Protected Under New York City Human Rights Law

Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 25, 2017
The New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) does not permit a claim of disability discrimination based solely on a perception of untreated alcoholism. To sustain a claim, an individual must actually be a recovered (or recovering) alcoholic and no longer abusing alcohol. Makinen v. City of New York, 2017 NY Slip Op. 07208 (N.Y. October 17, 2017).