Mohawk-Sporting Flight Attendant Loses Discrimination Suit Upon Court’s Reconsideration

We previously commented about a December 3, 2013, decision by U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares, refusing to dismiss an employment discrimination claim by gay Continental flight attendant Ray Falcon, who showed up for work one day sporting what his supervisors called a “Mohawk” haircut that they found unacceptable. In order to meet his flight, Falcon got a co-worker to give him a quick clipping, and he claims to have suffered severe emotional distress as … <Read More>

Gay Flight Attendant Survives Motion to Get Rid of His Discrimination Claim about a Haircut

Is a Mohawk-style haircut so “extreme” that an airline would be justified in not allowing a male flight attendant to work a flight when he reported for duty thus groomed?

In Falcon v. Continental Airlines, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171349 (D. N.J., Dec. 4, 2013), U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares ruled that if gay flight attendant Ray Falcon can prove that Continental’s supervisors on duty at Newark Airport on September 23, 2010, knew … <Read More>