Giacchetto v. Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District: Teacher, who claimed to have been diagnosed with adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), brought against school district alleging that the district had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) by discriminating against her on the basis of her ADHD, retaliating against her for a complaint she filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), and failing to accommodate her ADHD. District moved to compel teacher to provide authorizations for the release of all records from teacher’s social networking accounts. Court held that (1) all posting teacher made on social networking sites were not relevant to issue of emotional damages; (2) postings on social media that referenced events alleged in teacher’s complaint were relevant and discoverable; and (3) teacher’s attorney would be required to review social media posting for relevance.
United States District Court, E.D. New York
Federal Trial Court
Style of Case:
Anne P. Edelman, David H. Rosenberg, Thomas Ricotta, Leeds Brown Law P.C., Carle Please, NY
PATCHOGUE–MEDFORD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
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