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Second Circuit Rejects Employee’s Trypanophobia Claim

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

You don’t need to look for a needle in a haystack to figure out this latest case from the Second Circuit. But you do need to know what “trypanophobia” is. Ready? Fear of needles. That becomes important in a Second Circuit court decision yesterday holding that an employee’s fear of needles prevented that employee from… Continue Reading

Does Cabbie’s Fear of Dogs Trump Requirement to Allow Service Dogs?

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation

A cab driver, who claims he suffers from cynophobia (a fear of dogs) and who refused to pick up a blind customer with a service dog, has filed a federal lawsuit against his employer for discrimination on account of his disability after he was fired.  The suit of Ahmad v. Yellow Cab Co., which was filed… Continue Reading