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Gay Employee to Get Harassment Trial Against N.Y. Glass Company

Oct. 26, 2020, 3:50 PM

A jury must decide whether name-calling and other harassment a purchaser with a New York glass and window company allegedly faced before being fired violated federal and New York City law, the Eastern District of New York ruled.

Christopher Rosalie also is entitled to a trial on his claim that his June 2017 discharge by Supreme Glass Co. amounted to sexual-orientation-based sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the court said. The company’s varying explanations for firing Rosalie and other evidence could convince a jury Rosalie was really terminated because he is gay and gender nonconforming, ...

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