Monday, February 16, 2015

Associatonal discrimination claim allowed to proceed

Federal Judge Nathaniel Gorton allowed a claim of associational discrimination to proceed based on an allegation that the plaintiff's employer discrimination against the plaintiff due to his wife's disability. Judge Gorton ruled that such a claim is permitted under the Massachusetts employment non-discrimination statute and the American with Disabilities Act. However, Judge Gorton also ruled that a claim by the Plaintiff that he was denied an accommodation based on his wife's disability would not be viable.