US Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Sexual Orientation and Transgender Employees Are Protected Under Title VII

Photo: Beatrice Murch via Flickr (CC by 2.0)The US Supreme Court recently announced it accepted three cases that will determine the scope of “sex” discrimination under federal law.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees on the terms and conditions of employment because of such individual’s “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which is the agency that enforces Title VII takes the position that “sex” discrimination under federal law prohibits treating someone unfavorably because of that person’s sex and this includes treatment because of someone’s gender identity, including transgender status, and someone’s sexual orientation.  Many states and localities with anti-discrimination laws have specifically added the…

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