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No Clear Answers for Employers: Colorado Baker Who Refused to Create Wedding Cake for Same Sex Nuptials Prevails in Supreme Court

On June 8, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner On Monday, June 4, the United States Supreme Court (“Court”) announced its decision in the highly publicized Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Employers and business owners were among many closely watching this case, hoping for insight on how to handle complicated situations involving competing rights of business owners, customers […]

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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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EEOC Files its First Sexual Orientation Suits Under Title VII

On March 7, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Rachel A.H. Horton The EEOC has filed its first lawsuits accusing employers of gender bias for discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation. The complaints are grounded in the theory that the protections in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibit discrimination based on […]

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