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Second Circuit Review: High Court Affirms 2nd Circ. in Holding Title VII Prohibits Sexual Discrimination

July 22, 2020

Litigation of counsel Martin Flumenbaum and firm chairman Brad Karp’s latest Second Circuit Review column, “High Court Affirms 2nd Circ. in Holding Title VII Prohibits Sexual Discrimination,” appeared in the July 22 issue of the New York Law Journal. The authors discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in Zarda v. Altitude Express and the related Bostock v. Clayton, which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. The landmark ruling in Zarda affirmed the Second Circuit’s decision, marking a significant shift in employment law and making clear that Title VII provides federal protection to gay and transgender employees. Litigation associate Alyson Cohen assisted in the preparation of this column.

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