A.G. Schneiderman Statement On 2nd Circuit Decision In Major Sex Discrimination Case

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

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February 26, 2018

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement upon the 2nd Circuit’s decision in Zarda v. Altitude Express:

“No one should face discrimination because of their sexual orientation – and I am pleased that the Second Circuit has sent a clear statement in support of equal justice today. As we argued in our amicus brief, Title VII is meant to protect all Americans from discrimination based on their sex; and, today, the Second Circuit agreed, making clear that this protection extends to discrimination that targets people based on the gender of their relationship partners. No employer should be able to penalize its employees because of who they love. In its decision today, the Second Circuit underscores that federal law, like New York State law, affirms that fundamental right.”