A man who says he was fired from a financial services company because his ex-wife took a job with another firm may proceed with a suit filed under New York City’s broad-based Human Rights Law, a Manhattan appeals court has ruled in a case of first impression.

A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department denied Fidessa Corp.’s motion to dismiss a suit filed by Christopher Morse, who says he was fired because his wife, who was also his co-worker, left Fidessa for another financial services firm.

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