NY Appellate Division Reinstates Arbitrator’s Order in Case of Gay School Librarian

A New York Appellate Division panel in Manhattan, unanimously reversing a trial judge, reinstated an arbitrator’s ruling that suspended an openly-gay tenured school librarian in the New York City school system for six months without pay, after the arbitrator found that the librarian had engaged in “inappropriate touching” of students of a non-sexual nature.  The appellate panel found no evidence in the record of any sexual orientation discrimination that might provide a public policy justification … <Read More>