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11th Circuit Finds Title VII Does Not Ban Sexual Orientation Discrimination

XpertHR • March 20, 2017
A divided 11th Circuit appellate court has ruled 2-1 that a gay woman who presents herself in a masculine manner cannot sue her former employer for sexual orientation discrimination under federal civil rights law. In rejecting the plaintiff's claim in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, the court cited its past pronouncements that "discharge for homosexuality is not prohibited" under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Not Prohibited by Title VII, Eleventh Circuit Rules

Ogletree Deakins • March 16, 2017
On March 10, 2017, the majority of a split Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a sexual orientation discrimination claim brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, No. 15-15234 (March 10, 2017).

Appeals Court Refuses To Extend Title VII Coverage To Sexual Orientation

Fisher Phillips • March 14, 2017
On Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to extend Title VII’s protections to sexual orientation discrimination, but reinforced that employees may allege sex discrimination claims when they face workplace discrimination for failing to conform to gender norms.

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