While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—the federal law prohibiting discrimination by private employers—does not expressly include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), consistent with U.S. Supreme Court case law, has taken the position that Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination forbids employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation, protections which apply regardless of any contrary laws.Read more »
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A Fair-Minded and Welcoming Workplace for All Posted on: April 22, 2019 In: Labor & Employment
‘Not for Eternity’ – Implications From The Supreme Court Reversal of a Deceased Judge’s Ruling Posted on: March 28, 2019 In: Labor & Employment
The law is an ever-evolving and unpredictable thing. As are the courts and their judges – whether dead or alive. The conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court typically has no difficulty finding reasons to vacate or reverse a decision from the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.Read more »
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