Saturday, January 19, 2013
A Puerto Rican bus driver and a black fueler-washer for a public transportation provider in New York who alleged they were subjected to offensive slurs, physical threats, and bullying can proceed to trial on their respective national origin and racial harassment claims under federal and state law. The Second Circuit decided this decision on Dec. 21 (Rivera v. Rochester Genesee Reg'l Transp. Auth., 2d Cir., No. 11-762, 12/21/12).