2nd Circuit concurs: Sexual orientation bias is sex discrimination

Last spring, we reported on Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, in which the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to Indiana employers) became the first federal appellate court to hold that sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (see "Sex discrimination under Title VII includes sexual orientation bias" on pg. 1 of our May 2017 issue). Now, the 2nd Circuit (whose rulings apply to employers in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) has agreed, finding that an employee who claimed he was fired because of his sexual orientation established a valid claim under Title VII. Let's take a closer look at Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.

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