3rd. Circ. Title VII Ruling Kills Worker's Gay Bias Suit

By Vin Gurrieri (May 24, 2019, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by a gay aluminum manufacturing worker who claims he was mistreated because of his sexual orientation, citing a nearly two-decade-old Third Circuit precedent that doesn't allow sexual orientation claims to be brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

U.S. District Judge James M. Munley dismissed a suit by plaintiff David Troutman, who accused his employer Hydro Extrusion USA LLC of subjecting him to harassment and a hostile work environment because of his sexual orientation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Troutman had also claimed that Hydro...

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