Gay Bias Is Sex Discrimination, EEOC Tells 2nd Circ.

By Cara Bayles (June 23, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT) -- Responding to a request by the Second Circuit to weigh in on the case of a deceased skydiving instructor who claimed he was fired over his homosexuality, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited by Title VII.

The appellate court sought the amicus curiae brief after it granted en banc review to the estate of gay skydiving instructor Donald Zarda, whose bias claims against his employer, Altitude Express, were tossed by a district court. The en banc review will reconsider a panel's decision not to revive the suit. That May...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!