A man in a MAGA hat sues a bar after he “was unlawfully ridiculed, discriminated against and ejected from The Happiest Hour on account of his creed, which caused him great emotional distress.”


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  • Mr. Piatek stated the MAGA hat “holds significant spiritual and symbolic import to” him and “is an essential component of Plaintiff’s overall personal and spiritual expression.”

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Timeline

  • The incident occurred on 01/28/2017
  • The complaint was filed on 03/17/2017
  • The complaint was dismissed on 04/26/2018

Outcome

  • "Judge David Cohen, ruling from the bench, reasoned that supporting Donald Trump is not a protected “creed” under the Human Rights Laws, that the New York State and City Human Rights Laws do not prohibit discrimination based on political affiliation, and that the failure to serve plaintiff and eventual ejection from the bar did not amount to “outrageous” conduct." -PospisLaw.com

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