Content Filed Under: Title VII

Posts where Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is concerned regarding non-discrimination


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Ruling: Transgender Man’s Discrimination Case Will Proceed in Colorado

By Shane Stahl • September 6, 2018, 11:09 am After a successful interview, Egan Joseph Woodward was offered a job at A&E Tire Company in Denver, CO, and he disclosed that he is a transgender man, to which the manager said, “that’s all I need,” abruptly hung up the phone, and subsequently hired someone else for the position.
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Michigan Attorney General Contradicts State Civil Rights Commission and Walks Back LGBTQ Protections

By Shane Stahl • July 26, 2018, 3:13 pm The state's civil rights commission will soon meet to discuss AG Schuette's decision.
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Federal Judge in Maryland Rules for Transgender Students’ Dignity and Against School’s Discriminatory Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2018, 1:48 pm "I am extremely happy with the court’s decision, and think it is a great step in the right direction."
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Nearly 50 Businesses Urge the 8th Circuit to Rule Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm The legal brief, which features voices like AirBnB, Morgan Stanley, Dropbox, PayPal, Viacom, and Microsoft, is submitted in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management.
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Groundbreaking Victory in the 6th Circuit Against Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:27 pm The panel ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does not grant employers an exemption from Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
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First Circuit Court Advances Protections from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Shane Stahl • January 29, 2018, 1:34 pm On Thursday, January 25, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $700,000 jury award settlement for an openly lesbian firefighter, Lori Franchina.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review in Case that Sought to Resolve Title VII Patchwork

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 9:53 am  Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, brought by Lambda Legal, concerns a Georgia security guard - Jameka Evans - who was harassed, assaulted, denied equal pay and equal work, and eventually forced to leave her job because of her sexual orientation.
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Giving Thanks and Moving Forward in the Movement for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 11:59 am Today on Thanksgiving,  Freedom For All Americans is focusing all that we have to be grateful for.
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Trump Administration Re-Interprets Title VII to Exclude Transgender Americans

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2017, 2:46 pm DOJ circulated a memo yesterday alerting federal agencies that it would no longer interpret Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination based on sex in the workplace, to apply to transgender Americans.
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Advocates Urge SCOTUS to Consider Review of Landmark Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • September 7, 2017, 3:09 pm Today Lambda Legal filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in their case Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Sister of Man Who Faced Employment Discrimination Continues Her Brother’s Legal Challenge After His Death

August 29, 2017, 4:50 pm Melissa Zarda's brother Don was a committed worker and a talented skydiver – but when he openly discussed his sexual orientation, he was fired. He sued, but in the middle of his lawsuit he tragically passed away – and now Melissa is carrying the case forward in what could be a landmark ruling.
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By Continuing Landmark Title VII Fight, Texas Man Looks to Cement Former Partner’s Legacy

August 18, 2017, 12:32 pm Don's case has dragged on for more than six years now in court – and after all of this time, his loved ones want nothing more than to see justice for Don – and for the thousands of Americans discriminated against each year because of their sexual orientation.
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In Shameful Brief, Department of Justice Rejects Protections for Gay and Bisexual Workers

By Adam Polaski • July 27, 2017, 2:40 pm The brief, in which the Department of Justice repeatedly refers to members of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community as "homosexuals," takes an outdated perspective on the definition of sex-based discrimination.
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Legal Momentum: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Will Rehear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2017, 3:03 pm Today, May 25 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit granted a request to consider en banc (the full court) a case concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.