Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hispanic, Black Workers Called ‘Taco Bell,' Other Slurs Have Title VII Claims, Court Says

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).

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