Bias Laws Cover Perceived Members Of Groups: NJ Court

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that an employee could sue his former company based on anti-Semitic slurs that his superiors directed at him even though he isn't Jewish, clearing up standards for discrimination cases that involve perceived membership in a protected group.

The court reversed summary judgments for Carson & Roberts Site Construction & Engineering Inc. and two supervisors of plaintiff Myron Cowher, a truck driver for the company who sued under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination after he was harassed with comments...
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