Illegal Aliens Entitled To Title VII Claims: Judge

Law360, New York (June 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An employee whose immigration status is uncertain is still entitled to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a judge has ruled.

Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied the Restaurant Co.'s motion to dismiss a sexual harassment and retaliation case because the employee who filed the charges may be an illegal alien.

“Civil rights actions are necessary to forward the policies of Title VII, and a ruling that undocumented workers could not...
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