Monday, January 23, 2017

2nd Circuit Hears Arguments In Title VII Sexual Orientation Case

As reported by New York Law Journal, on Friday the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Christiansen v. Omnicom Group (audio of full oral arguments).  At issue was whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The district court in Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc., (SD NY, March 9, 2016), relying on earlier 2nd Circuit precedent, held that Title VII does not bar discrimination on the basis of of sexual orientation.