Ogletree Deakins • May 24, 2019
The trend of increased legislation, regulation, and corporate initiatives focused on identifying and correcting pay disparities in the workplace has continued to grow. In this episode, Liz Washko discusses recent developments related to pay equity, how to conduct a pay audit, and more.
Ogletree Deakins • May 22, 2019
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, a bill that would amend federal law (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Brody and Associates, LLC • May 20, 2019
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled spreading rumors that a woman slept her way to the top is sex discrimination. The Fourth Circuit includes federal courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Brody and Associates, LLC • April 30, 2019
Early on Monday, April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three closely watched cases which could decide once and for all whether transgendered and gay employees are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Here is an overview of these three cases.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major legal dispute involving whether federal civil rights law protects sexual orientation and gender identity. It is an issue that has divided the nation's federal appellate courts.
Ogletree Deakins • April 23, 2019
On April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in a trio of cases, which will finally allow the Court to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or an individual’s status as transgender (or transitioning). As it currently stands, the federal circuits are split on these issues.
FordHarrison LLP • April 22, 2019
Today, April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) granted certiorari in three cases involving the question of whether gay and transgender workers are protected from discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The three cases SCOTUS agreed to hear each involve the question of whether Title VII’s protection against discrimination based on “sex” extends to workers who are discriminated against based on their sexual orientation – Altitude Express v. Zarda and Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia – or their gender identity/transgender status – R.G. & G.R. Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC.
Franczek Radelet P.C • April 22, 2019
The Supreme Court announced today that it will address whether federal civil rights laws protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination. The Court will hear three cases—from New York, Georgia, and Michigan—addressing the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on “sex,” and courts have differed as to whether that term is broad enough to encompass sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity. As commentators have recognized, these will almost certainly be blockbuster decisions, with impacts both for the employment realm and the larger political landscape, generally. The decisions likely will have ripple effects in the world of education, as well, because of similarities between Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 22, 2019
Whether LGTBQ employees are protected from employment discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court next term.
Fisher Phillips • April 22, 2019
In a highly anticipated move, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to consider a trio of cases that will determine whether the nation’s most prominent workplace discrimination statute prohibits employment discrimination against LGBT workers. The issue: whether Title VII’s ban against “sex” discrimination covers claims involving sexual orientation and gender identity. Employers will finally have a definitive answer regarding the contours of the federal primary civil rights law as it applies to members of the LGBT community.