Employers Liable For Sex Orientation Bias: Conn. High Court

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday ruled that employers can be held liable for failing to protect employees from harassment based on sexual orientation in what experts say is the first state high court ruling to do so.

In a unanimous decision released Friday and slated for official publication on May 15, the state's top court upheld a jury's $94,500 damages award to Luis Patino, a former employee of jet engine component maker Birken Manufacturing Co., who accused the company of failing to take reasonable steps...
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