#WorkforceWednesday: SCOTUS Decision on LGBTQ Employees, EEOC on Older Workers Returning to Work - Employment Law This Week®

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It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we saw a landmark employment law decision and received clarifications on return-to-work issues involving older workers. Here’s the top news:

SCOTUS Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the prohibition of sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a consolidated opinion addressing three See more +

It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we saw a landmark employment law decision and received clarifications on return-to-work issues involving older workers. Here’s the top news:

SCOTUS Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the prohibition of sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a consolidated opinion addressing three separate cases, the Court held that when an employer fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender, the employer violates Title VII.

EEOC Says Older Workers Must Get Equal Treatment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) says employers cannot refuse to let older employees return to the workplace simply because of their age. The EEOC made clear that automatically excluding older workers from the workplace would violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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