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KSM Partner William H. Kaiser Wins Legal Ruling Making Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Easier to Prove

June 28, 2007 - KSM Partner William H. Kaiser won a significant decision for the rights of gay and lesbian victims of discrimination in a decision which held that, in a case involving allegations that a gay employee was discharged because his employer learned of his sexual orientation, the employee's manager could not invoke the First Amendment to refuse to answer questions during discovery about his views on homosexuality and religion.

Fairchild v. Riva Jewelry Manufacturing Inc., Supreme Court, NY County, Index No. 101169/2006 decided June 28, 2007 (Decision of Interest - New York Law Journal 7/9/07, p. 18 col. 1.)