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Barley Snyder

Third Circuit Court Upholds Transgender Bathroom Policy

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While the decision was announced several weeks ago, a June 18 court opinion revealed why a judge agreed transgender students may continue to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities....more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

3d Circuit Provides Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Policy

On June 18, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District upheld Boyertown Area School District’s policy which allows transgender students to use restroom and locker rooms that match their...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Third Circuit Rejects Challenge to School District's Bathroom Policy for Transgender Students

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has issued its much anticipated precedential opinion upholding denial of a preliminary injunction against a Pennsylvania school district's policy allowing transgender high...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

[WEBINAR] Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017

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Best Best & Krieger Labor & Employment attorneys discussed new legislation and case law impacting California employers - private and public. What Was Discussed -Legislation passed in 2017 -Wage and hour...more

Barley Snyder

School District Must Pay $500k for "Indifference" in Student Bullying

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The School District of Philadelphia must pay $500,000 to a former student after a court concluded that the district acted with deliberate indifference when responding to student-on-student sexual harassment and gender-based...more

Reminger Co., LPA

Sixth Circuit Joins Other Circuits in Expanding Definition of Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

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Several federal circuit courts, including the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits, have recently expanded the meaning of protection from discrimination based on one’s sex, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive - May 2018: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

FordHarrison

"Here We Go Again": Transgender Bathroom Dispute Headed Back to the Fourth Circuit

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The protracted case of Gavin Grimm is set to be heard once again by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. ...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New Hampshire Prohibits Gender Identity Discrimination

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New Hampshire became the 20th state in the country to prohibit discrimination of all forms based upon gender identity when Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 1319 into law on June 8, 2018. The law goes into effect on...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

New Hampshire Passes Gender Identity Law

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On June 8, 2018, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed, “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity,” which adds gender identity as a protected characteristic to state anti-discrimination laws. ...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

New Hampshire Expands Protections Against Discrimination to Include Gender Identity

New Hampshire has enacted a law to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodation. The law, which amends the state’s Law Against Discrimination, takes effect July 8, 2018....more

Cozen O'Connor

The New York Note - June 2018 #2

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This Week in New York – Council and Mayor Close to an Agreement on Fair Fares, Council Approves Opioid and Drug Treatment Bills, Proposal to Add 'X' Category to NYC Birth Certificates - Council and Mayor Close to an...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Discrimination In Employment Prohibited

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has taken significant action to clarify that its state statute prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sex (among other characteristics) extends to prohibit employment...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Update On Federal Courts Addressing Transgender Issues In Schools: Grimm V. Gloucester County School Board And Doe V. Boyertown...

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Within the last couple of weeks, two decisions were issued that relate to transgender students’ use of facilities in public schools. In Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court and the...more

Fisher Phillips

Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Teen In Bathroom Case

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A federal court in Virginia ruled in favor a transgender teenager who wanted to use the boys’ bathroom at his former school, finding that the local school district violated his constitutional rights when it prescribed which...more

Varnum LLP

Michigan Expands Protections for LGBT Individuals

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has significantly expanded protections for LGBT individuals under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. These expanded protections could have an impact on Michigan employers....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Healthcare Litigation 2018: Conscience Rights and Civil Rights

How Did We Get Here? - The free exercise clause is found in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise...more

Miller Canfield

Michigan Civil Rights Commission to Process Discrimination Complaints Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has voted to expand its interpretation of the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act ("ELCRA") to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. At the...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Harassment And Transgender Regulations: Workplace Impact - BB&K Partner Joseph Ortiz Writes On Recent Regulations In Riverside...

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Over the past couple of years, California has seen real changes to the regulations affecting employer obligations as to harassment, investigation policies, and transgender rights. Two of the most impactful are (1) the April...more

White & Case LLP

Employment Law Changes Affecting New York Employers

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Employers should be aware of recent changes to New York State and New York City employment laws. These changes concern the following: (i) protections relating to sexual harassment; (ii) the use of earned sick time for "safe...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Gender Identity Discrimination

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7, 2018, that workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The language of...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Evergreen KIA to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Orientation and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Car Dealership Subjected Employee to Harassment for Being Gay and Having Crohn's Disease, Federal Agency Had Charged - CHICAGO - Chicago car dealership Evergreen Kia will pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Federal Court Rulings Growing in Favor of LGBT+ Employees

As members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT+) are increasingly open at work about their identities, circuit courts are recognizing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects them from...more

Payne & Fears

Utah 2018 Legislative Report: Employment Law Developments

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The 2018 General Session of the Utah Legislature saw significant developments in some areas of employment law, while in other areas Salt Lake City or other states implemented changes that may point to further action in future...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Title VII In Transition? Texas Federal Court Rules That Anti-Discrimination Statute Protects Transgender Individuals

In a landmark ruling, a federal court judge in Texas issued an opinion holding—unequivocally—that Title VII protects transgender individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity. Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Company,...more

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