EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (USA)

On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a ruling in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes concluding that “[d]iscrimination against employees, either because of their failure to conform to sex stereotypes or their transgender and transitioning status, is illegal under Title VII [of the Civil Rights Act of … Continue reading “EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (USA)”

EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (USA)

A federal district court in Michigan declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a funeral home that allegedly fired a transgender woman, Amiee Stephens. The court noted that transgender status is not a protected class under Title VII. However, the EEOC’s complaint asserted that the Funeral Home fired Stephens “because Stephens did … Continue reading “EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (USA)”

EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. @Amiee_TG (USA)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Detroit-based R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. The EEOC says it discriminated based on sex in violation of federal law by firing a Garden City, Mich., funeral director/embalmer because he is transgender, because he was transitioning from male to female, and/or because he did not conform to … Continue reading “EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. @Amiee_TG (USA)”

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission @EEOCNews (USA)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued its Fiscal Year 2014 Performance and Accountability Report, touting that it secured $296.1 million in monetary relief for victims of employment discrimination in private sector and state and local government workplaces through mediation, conciliation and other administrative enforcement. The EEOC also secured $22.5 million in monetary relief for charging parties through … Continue reading “U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission @EEOCNews (USA)”