A man in a "Make America Great Again" 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”


Issues & Arguments

  • Whether Piatek was actually thrown out of the bar
  • Piatek's lawyer stated the MAGA hat “holds significant spiritual and symbolic import to” Piatek and “is an essential component of Plaintiff’s overall personal and spiritual expression”

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Timeline

  • Jan 28, 2017 - Alleged incident at the bar
  • Mar 17, 2017 - Complaint filed
  • Apr 26, 2018 - Dismissed

Outcome

  • Supporting Donald Trump is not a protected “creed” under the Human Rights Laws
  • New York State and City Human Rights Laws do not prohibit discrimination based on political affiliation
  • Failure to serve plaintiff and eventual ejection from the bar did not amount to “outrageous” conduct

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