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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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2nd Cir Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Covered Under Title VII

On February 27, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett On Monday, in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit in holding that sexual orientation discrimination is banned under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Donald Zarda was a skydiving instructor employed at Altitude […]

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SCOTUS Declines to Hear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

On December 22, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett The United States Supreme Court has denied certiorari in the case of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, in effect leaving in place an Eleventh Circuit ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not cover discrimination based upon sexual orientation. Jameka Evans, a […]

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5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By¬†Michael J. Wietrzychowski¬† The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the number of harassment complaints in many workplaces. This is a […]

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