Employer May Be Liable For Contractor Bias: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 1:20 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that an employer can be held liable for discrimination by independent contractors authorized to make decisions on the company's behalf, handing a victory to an employee who sued a New York real estate company for age discrimination.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York erred in granting Manhattan Apartments Inc. summary judgment against Michael Halpert, who alleged that MAI refused to hire him because...
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