Urba Law PLLC (212) 731-4776 fights disability discrimination at work across New York State.

Experienced employment lawyers prosecute workplace disability discrimination claims. 

  • Performance improvement plans – did you recently take sick leave for yourself or to care for someone else and are now on a PIP? Call employment discrimination lawyers as soon as possible.
  • Disability accommodations and sick leave – did your employer know that you were out for surgery or another health issue and now refuses to help you get back to work knowing you likely need an accommodation?  
  • Severance agreements – have you been offered a severance agreement after being out sick, following surgery, or because you need more time to care for your own or someone else’s illnesses? Never draft or sign a severance agreement before asking an experienced employment lawyer to discuss whether that’s in your best interests or for explanation of what you will agree to waive or accept.

Video transcript where Jonas Urba talks a little about how depression, FMLA, and ADA considerations are common in today’s workplaces, saying:

Jonas Urba, a New York employment lawyer, here with Employment Law Reality Check. I am getting many more calls from employees suffering with depression. And that’s to be expected, we’ve been dealing with COVID now for over a year. Does your employer need to know if you suffer from depression? No. But, if you’re going to ask for family medical leave, which applies if you’ve worked somewhere for 12 months and there are more than 50 employees. Or, you’re going to request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer is entitled to know the medical facts which support your need for either family medical leave, whether it’s a specific term or intermittent leave, or whether you require some type of accommodation at work. They will ask your medical provider when did the condition begin, how long is it expected to last, and what they need to do to help you get your family medical leave. For example, leave every week or every month or whatever the need is, whatever your physician or medical provider says your need is. They will also ask how long the condition might last. They don’t need to know what your medical diagnosis is. But human resources and your supervisor should be aware that you need FMLA or an accommodation for some type of disability. And they need to coordinate with each other. Sometimes what they’ll do is the left hand won’t tell the right hand what it’s doing. And that could interfere with your ability to get enough time to actually treat whatever condition you do have. There could be an FMLA interference claim there. But it does get complicated. When you overlap the Family Medical Leave with the Americans with Disabilities Act and then you bring in the New York State Executive Law that can get kind of complicated. Clever employers sometimes can mask or cover up some of the things that might be against the law. So before you disclose your underlying medical conditions probably a good idea is to talk to some employment lawyers. I’m Jonas Urba, I serve the entire state of New York and I can be reached at (212) 731-4776, attorney advertising.

Are you looking for a litigator who will fight for your disability discrimination claim? If so, make sure to call early.

  • Have you received a Notice of Right to Sue Letter (NORTS) letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? If so, you only have 90 days to initiate a lawsuit and 90 days does not mean 90 days plus 1 hour or 1 minute. Time is of the essence.
  • Do you need legal counsel who is admitted to all of New York’s federal district courts, including the SDNY, EDNY, NDNY, or WDNY to which V. Jonas Urba is admitted.

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Employment disability discrimination claims are pursued under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended
  • The Federal Rehabilitation Act
  • The New York State Human Rights Law known as The Executive Law

More than 50 videos are posted on a YouTube channel called Employment Law Reality Check.



New York’s definition of disabled workers

EEOC’s definition of disability discrimination