July 02, 2018 Top Story

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Actionable under Title VII

En banc Second Circuit ruling widens circuit split

By Catherine M. Chiccine

Sexual orientation discrimination is a type of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled en banc.

This holding overturns the Second Circuit's prior decisions on the subject and adds to a growing circuit split. ABA Section of Litigation leaders believe the Supreme Court of the United States will eventually rule on the matter.

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