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Wang v. Phoenix Satellite Television U.S., Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143627

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Court Rules Unpaid Interns May Not Sue For Sexual Harassment Under NYC Civil Rights Statutes

Goldberg Segalla LLP • October 16, 2013
The topic of unpaid interns has generated a lot of buzz in the employment law world after a flurry of recent lawsuits in which interns sought repayment under the Fair Labor Standards Act. (Our Professional Liability Matters blog discussed the issue in posts on June 25 and July 9.) However, an October 3 decision from the Southern District of New York has taken the topic into a new direction: sexual harassment. The result? The court ruled that unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment under New York City municipal civil rights laws.