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Sixth Circuit Decision: Title VII Protects Transgender Workers

On March 9, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett On March 7, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. holding that discrimination based on transgender status and transitioning identity is sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. […]

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Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of EEOC Challenge to Credit Checks

On April 10, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner In an important opinion that turned on a technical rule of evidence, but which has broader implications, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit yesterday strongly rejected the EEOC’s methodology for asserting that an employer’s use of credit checks has an unlawful disparate impact on minority […]

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