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New petition at SCOTUS confronts scope of LGBT workplace protections

Erin Mulvaney writes,A New York attorney representing a skydiving company is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a landmark ruling that said employers can’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, marking the latest front on a contentious question that has divided federal appeals courts.

The petitioner, Altitude Express Inc., is challenging a February ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The en banc court, itself divided, said sexual orientation should be protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Altitude Express is represented by Saul Zabell of Zabell & Associates, based in Bohemia, New York. Zabell was not immediately reached for comment Thursday.”

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