The New 'Associational Discrimination'

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their gender, race, color, religion and national origin, and from retaliating against employees who attempt to exercise their legal rights by filing a claim or complaint of discrimination under the act.

A growing number of federal courts have expanded the class of employees who can avail themselves of the protections of Title VII, allowing an employee to bring claims for discrimination or retaliation because of his or her...
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