Teacher’s Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against NYC Dept. of Education

In a recent lawsuit, Kaplan-DiNola v. NYC Dept. of Education, 15-cv-8139 (SDNY filed 10/16/15), elementary school teacher Rosanne Kaplan-DiNola alleges that she is a homosexual female who “has been forced to work in an environment of blatant homophobia and discrimination perpetrated by her immediate supervisors.”

She alleges, for example, that defendants berated her for her “lifestyle choices”, called her a “fucking dyke”, and called her children “abominations against God.”

Plaintiff asserts claims of hostile work environment and disparate treatment based on her sexual orientation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

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