Case: Discrimination/Discharge (S.D.N.Y.)

June 10, 2021, 7:54 PM

A former National Hockey League player and NBC hockey analyst didn’t state plausible sex and sexual orientation discrimination claims under New York state and city anti-bias laws based on his allegation that comments he made on a podcast that wasn’t affiliated with the network about sleeping with a female co-worker wouldn’t have prompted his discharge if he wasn’t a heterosexual male, a federal district court in New York ruled. The sportscaster pointed to the fact that two figure skating commentators and ex-Olympians weren’t discharged for their involvement in a skit the network later aired that included a vulgar reference to ...

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