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EEOC Swears in Sharon Gus…

EEOC Swears in Sharon Gustafson General Counsel, First Woman to Do So

After nearly 3 years without a head attorney, the EEOC has finally sworn in Sharon Gustafson as its new General Counsel. Will the first woman to hold the seat mean stronger protections for women facing gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and pr… Read More
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SCOTUS Hears Transgender…

SCOTUS Hears Transgender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases

All eyes turned to the U.S. Supreme Court on October 8, 2019, as the Justices heard oral arguments in three transgender and sexual orientation discrimination cases. Find out what happened, and what will happen next in the defense of LGBTQ employee ri… Read More
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The Federal Government’s Evolving Stance on Transgender Discrimination

Announcing you will be transitioning at work can be nerve-wracking. You never know how your coworkers, or your employer will respond to your desire to live openly according to your gender identity. That’s why it is good to know that, for now at lea… Read More
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Washington Splits Over Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Is sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination illegal? Should it be? The recent passage of the Equality Act by the United States House of Representatives comes even as the nation’s highest court is considering what protections are availa… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases

For years, the answer to whether American workers were protected against sexual orientation discrimination or gender identity discrimination has been “it depends”. Gay and Trans* workers’ access to civil rights protections have depended on thei… Read More
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Could the Definition of 'Sex' Remove Civil Rights Protection for Trans* Employees?

The Trump Administration recently revealed plans to change the way parts of the government define sex to be based on a person’s DNA. That could spell trouble civil rights protection for Trans* employees, students, and others seeking protection base… Read More
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Do Civil Rights Laws Protect Against Genderqueer Discrimination at Work?

For generations, gender in the workplace has been black and white, male and female. But as the cultural understanding of gender have grown more technicolor, the laws protecting against gender discrimination and sexual harassment haven’t always… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court Considers LGBT Discrimination by Wedding Cake Baker

On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits protections granted to a same-sex couple in a state Civil Rights Act against claims of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion by a Christian baker. The outcome is far f… Read More
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Police Officer's "Gayness" Prevented Promotion, Lawsuit Says

Police departments across the country have had problems recruiting a diverse and inclusive workforce. But they don’t do themselves any favors when they allow sexual stereotypes to affect hiring and promotions decisions. One Missouri police offi… Read More
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LGBT Employee Rights

7th Circuit Court Upholds Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

Can an employee sue her employer for sexual orientation discrimination? A recent decision by the the entire bench of the 7th Circuit said that Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination necessarily included sexual orientation discrimina… Read More
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