Sex Orientation Bias Covered Under Title VII, NY Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 5, 2017, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Even though the Second Circuit doesn’t currently recognize discrimination based on sexual orientation as being protected under Title VII, a New York federal judge has ruled that it is in fact covered under the statute, citing a recent concurrence by the circuit’s top judge that existing precedent on the issue should be reviewed if an appropriate case arises.

The finding Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein came as part of an order allowing former State University of New York administrator Jeffrey Philpott to pursue...
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Case Information

Case Title

Philpott v. State Of New York et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Alvin K. Hellerstein

Date Filed

August 29, 2016


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