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Is Religious Freedom a Defense to LGBT Discrimination Claims?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Certainly, the trend in employment law has been toward greater equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land due to the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer...more

Huh? Title VII And Sexual Orientation Bias, Revisited

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided last week in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that sexual orientation discrimination is not prohibited by Title VII, consistent with a long line of appellate court...more

EEOC Takes Sexual Orientation Discrimination to Federal Court

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Employers should consider implementing anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies in the workplace that include protections for employees based on their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. On...more

EEOC Pushes to Expand Title VII’s Reach to Sexual Orientation Claims

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

When you’ve been blogging as long as Jon Hyman (of Ohio Employer’s Law Blog) and I have, your minds seem to work in a similar fashion. For a few days, I’ve been working on a draft of a blog post about the EEOC’s goal of...more

EEOC Rules that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

On the heels of the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage, the EEOC held on July 15, 2015 that sex discrimination under Title VII includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Even...more

The Equality Act: Federal Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Law Introduced in Congress

Last month, in a historic case, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that same-sex couples—like their heterosexual counterparts— have the constitutional right to marry. On the heels of this decision, federal agencies and...more

Bills and Cases and Executive Orders, Oh my! Following the Road to LGBT Equal Protection

by Baker Donelson on

This summer has been hot in temperature, but also in topics especially when it comes to balancing equal protection with sincerely held religious beliefs. A recent bill, Supreme Court decision, and Executive Order each show...more

Amended Executive Orders expand employment discrimination prohibitions

by McAfee & Taft on

Since 1974 – just 10 years after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed – Congress has made repeated attempts to introduce and pass legislation that would have amended the landmark Act to prohibit discrimination...more

A New Protected Class?: LGBT Workplace Discrimination And The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Of 2013

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Congress is currently considering the creation of a new protected class for purposes of workplace discrimination. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would create a new federally-protected class of individuals:...more

Senate Passes Bill Banning Workplace Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

by Baker Donelson on

Yesterday, by a vote of 64 to 32, the United States Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employers from firing, refusing to hire or discriminating against workers or job applicants based...more

Senate Passes LGBT Workplace Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would provide workplace protections to gays, lesbians and transgender individuals. The so-called “Employment Nondiscrimination Act” passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 64...more

Senate Debates Federal Workplace Protection For LGBT Employees

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

This week, the U.S. Senate begins debate on whether to enact legislation to federally protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. On November 4, the Senate...more

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