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Women’s Rights: No Joke, Then or Now

Last week, on Wednesday, September 20, mockery of sexual assault and the #MeToo movement was once again used as a means of engaging an audience: in response to the accusations of sexual assault recently brought by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, South Carolina Representative Ralph...

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RPJ Employment Partner Larry Brocchini Discusses Second Circuit En Banc Ruling that Title VII Covers Claims for Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In an important employment discrimination case, the en banc Second Circuit held that “sexual orientation discrimination constitutes a form of discrimination ‘because of…sex,’ in violation of Title VII.”  This decision overturns prior Second Circuit precedent and now allows claimants to assert sexual discrimination claims based on sexual orientation under federal...

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RPJ Partner Larry Brocchini Notes U.S. Supreme Court’s Denial to Review Sexual Orientation Discrimination under Title VII

Supreme Court denies review for now, but will likely confront the issue at some point. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirming dismissal of a lesbian security guard’s Title VII discrimination claim based on her sexuality....

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