Extraterritorial Conduct

In Boustany v. Xylem, Inc. et al., No. 1:15-CV-10023-GHW, 2017 WL 377939 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s Title VII sexual harassment lawsuit. This case concerns the territorial applicability of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The “black letter” law provides: Title VII’s protections extend to American citizens working abroad. ……

Read More Citing Title VII’s Territorial Limitations, Court Dismisses Middle Eastern Woman’s Sexual Harassment Case
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In Salem v. Royal Air Maroc, No. 15-CV-5909 (KBF), 2016 WL 1717219, (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 28, 2016), the Southern District of New York dismissed plaintiff’s claims of discrimination occurring in Egypt, arising from conduct by agents of a foreign entity (Royal Air Maroc). Judge Forrest held that “neither federal nor state and local discrimination laws protect [plaintiff] against…

Read More Discrimination Claims Arising From Conduct Outside U.S. Dismissed
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