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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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EEOC Settles First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit

On July 6, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that it had settled a suit against Pallet Companies (doing business as IFCO Systems) for $202,200.  As we previously discussed here, this suit is one of the first cases filed by the EEOC in which the agency […]

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OFCCP Issues Revised Sex Discrimination Rules

On June 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett On Tuesday, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) finalized revisions to its sex discrimination rules, bringing them in line with current Title VII jurisprudence. The current rules were written in 1970, and do not reflect sex discrimination principles that have evolved over […]

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