Since it became law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has not changed much in terms of the protections it provides. However, that has recently changed with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.
In this program, attorney Matthew Porges will review the kinds of discrimination that are covered under Title VII and how the Bostock decision adds to those protections. Mr. Porges will also provide practice points detailing how to bring a discrimination claim.
Learning Objectives :
I. Describe the types of discrimination and retaliation made unlawful by Title VII
II. Discuss the impact of the Bostock decision.
III. Walkthrough the initial practical steps in bringing a discrimination claim
Matthew Porges has been admitted to practice law since 2005. In that time, he has represented clients in matters involving employment law, personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy, civil rights, contract, foreclosure, debt collection, and Constitutional law. He has also represented clients in all aspects of discovery, negotiation, and trial.
He is licensed to practice in all New York state and in most New York federal courts. He has also represented clients before numerous administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), and the New York City Civil Service Commission.
In 2008, he obtained a verdict in a religious discrimination case against the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority. In that case, the jury awarded his client $735,000 in damages. The verdict was reported in an article in the New York Times.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in 2000 and a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in 2004.
Areas of Practice
Employment Law — Employee
Foreclosure & Alternatives
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2012
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
New York, 2005
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2005
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2005
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor – 2004
B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships
Brooklyn Bar Association
National Employment Lawyer’s Association, New York Chapter
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
Very well presented and organized; communicated in a friendly manner.
Good thorough presentation.