• Updates on Title VII Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Essential Functions under the ADA from the Second Circuit
  • April 27, 2017 | Authors: Charles H. Kaplan; Galit Kierkut; A. Sonu Ray; David I. Rosen
  • Law Firms: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • On March 27, 2017, the Second Circuit revived the lawsuit of a gay, HIV-positive executive, who alleged that a subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc. violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by permitting harassment and discriminatory conduct directed towards him because he failed to conform to gender stereotypes. In Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc., No. 16-748, Christiansen claimed that his direct supervisor repeatedly mocked him due to his sexuality and perceived effeminacy.