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Category Archives: Sexual Orientation

Chef in Hot Water with 1.6 Million Verdict for Sexual Orientation and Religious Discrimination

On March 20, 2014, Mirella Salemi a New York chef, was awarded a $1.6 million verdict after her employer, defendant Edward Globokar, discriminated against her based on her sexual orientation and religion.  The New York Appeals court ordered Edward to pay Salemi $400,000 in compensatory damages and $1.2 million in punitive damages. Salemi sued under […]

Michael Sam Comes Out—Will the NFL Let Him In?

The list of openly gay athletes is short.   Last year, former NBA player Jason Collins announced he is gay. Conner Mertens recently became the first active college football player to come out as bisexual.  Yet Collins was a serviceable journeyman center at best and Mertens is a kicker for the little-known Willamette University. While both […]

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