Zarda v. Altitude Express Oral Argument

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument for Zarda v. Altitude Express. The case concerns whether sexual orientation discrimination was… read more

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument for Zarda v. Altitude Express. The case concerns whether sexual orientation discrimination was protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Title VII protects employees from discrimination by employers based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion. In 2010, Donald Zarda, a sky diver instructor with Altitude Express, filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired because of his sexual orientation after he revealed to a client that he was gay. Mr. Zarda died in 2014, and his estate continued with the suit.

This was an “en banc” hearing, a case heard before all the judges of a court.

On February 26, 2018, the court ruled 10-3 that federal law does indeed protect against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. According to the court’s ruling sexual orientation is a subset of sex discrimination and therefore is prohibited. close

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Zarda v. Altitude Express Oral Argument

1,318 Views
Program ID:
433984-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 2017 | 2:20am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 27, 2018 | 8:03am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Sep 30, 2017 | 2:20am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 30, 2017 | 6:13am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 2017 | 6:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 10, 2017 | 2:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2017 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2017 | 11:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 27, 2018 | 1:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 27, 2018 | 8:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Zarda v. Altitude Express Oral Argument

  • DVD
    Price:
    $29.95
  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99

User Created Clips from This Video