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PRO-TIP: Men who smack women at work probably shouldn’t then sue for discrimination.
Did I ever tell you guys about the wacky race discrimination case I defended involving a male fast-food franchise employee caught on video smacking a female co-worker? Continue reading
Oh, check it out! The Equality Act is back. But, will it get to the President this time? 🏳️🌈
In 2019, the House of Representatives made history when it passed the Equality Act, a comprehensive LGBT rights bill. Continue reading
Eight ways that President Biden changed employment law on Day One. That was fast!!!
On Monday, I blogged about President Biden’s first HR-compliance wish list, which focused on COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
On Wednesday, President Biden was sworn in. And, folks, he wasted no time making moves that will impact labor and employment law. Continue reading
For how much did one of the most important employment cases of 2020 just settle?
On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate based on sex, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. It was a landmark opinion.
One of the actions consolidated into the Bostock action was EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes. The EEOC argued specifically that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender status. On November 30, 2020, it settled.
And I’ve got all the details for you. Continue reading
The five quotes that define and transcend yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court LGBT rights ruling
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is the federal workplace law that forbids discrimination based on sex.
SCOTUS Oral Argument Recap: Is Justice Gorsuch the swing vote on LGBT workplace rights?
After reading 133 pages of transcripts from yesterday’s two (1, 2) oral arguments in the three LGBT workplace rights cases pending before the Supreme Court, three things are clear to me: Continue reading
Today at the Supreme Court, LGBT rights at work take center stage.
It’s been a while since the Supreme Court weighed in on a big-time employment-law issue. That’s about to change.
Vacation Thread: DOJ says that transgender discrimination under Title VII is perfectly legal
(Not pictured: Eric Meyer; probably off grabbing a Dole Whip (adult version) and a turkey leg). Continue reading