STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
STATE OF NEW YORK: EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
on the Complaint of
CHARLES GEORGE TAYLOR
vs. JEWISH BOARD OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES., INC.
Pursuant to Executive
Law, Article 15
Case No. 10114918Federal Charge No. 10GA700686
I, Charles George Taylor, residing at ( Brooklyn, NY 11205), charge the above named respondent, whose address is 120 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 with an unlawful discriminatory practice relating to employment in violation of Article 15 of the Executive Law of the State of New York (Human Rights Law) because of disability.Date most recent or continuing discrimination took place is 11/17/06.The particulars are:
1. I have a medical condition (Schizophrenia) which is considered a disability under the meaning of the New York State Human Rights Law. Because of this, I have been subject to unlawful discriminatory actions.
2. On or about September 2002, I was hired by the Respondent as an Office Manager. I worked at Respondent’s office located at 666 Park Avenue, New York, New York. My time, attendance and work performance were satisfactory to the best of my knowledge.
3. On or about June 2005, I disclosed information about my disability to the Respondent. I shared this information with two of my supervisors, Joan Adams, Program Director and Susan Bear, the Divisional Director. In or about September 2006, I also shared this information with Kathleen McGlade, Corporate Compliance Officer. In June 2005, the Respondent mandated me to take on more job responsibilities. I was uncomfortable with this because of the impending stress that I would experience as a result of the increased job activities and the effect the stress on my disability and related “triggers” to my disability. Nonetheless, I was expected to perform accordingly. I informed Ms. Bear and Mrs. Adams that I did not think it a good idea for me to take on any more work. Ms. Bear and Ms. Adams informed me that I would be compensated for the extra work and that I would have to do the work anyway.
4. These extra duties proved to be overwhelming as I suspected and I asked to be relieved of the extra responsibilities as reasonable accommodation of my disability. The request was refused.
5. On November 17, 2006 I was given notice of reprimand for refusing to accept the new job duties and I was threatened with suspension without pay, if I did not sign the notice of reprimand. I believe that I was reprimanded for having a disability. The program director, Joan Adams also told me to keep (my) “personal problems to myself”.
6. I believe that I have been discriminated against because I have a disability.
Based on the foregoing, I charge respondent with unlawful discriminatory practice relating to employment because of disability, in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law (Executive Law, Article 15), Section 296.I also charge the above-named respondent with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (covers disability relating to employment). I hereby authorize SDHR to accept this verified complaint on behalf of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) subject to the statutory limitations contained in the aforementioned law(s).
I have not commenced any other civil action, nor do I have an action pending before any administrative agency, under any state or local law, based upon this same unlawful discriminatory practice.
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