Unpaid Interns Can't Claim Harassment Under NYC Law

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that a former unpaid intern could not sue a Hong Kong media conglomerate's U.S. unit for sexual harassment under New York City law because it does not protect unpaid workers.

Ruling on a matter of first impression, U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel found that the New York City Human Rights Law, as amended to provide broader protections in 2005, does not cover those in unpaid roles.

As such, the judge nixed former intern Lihuan Wang's claim that Phoenix Satellite Television...
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Case Title

Wang v. Phoenix Satellite Televison US, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00218

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

P. Kevin Castel

Date Filed

January 9, 2013

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