Prescott v. Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (USA)

On September 27, a federal district court for the Southern District of California ruled that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which prohibits “health programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance” from “discriminating against individuals on the basis of any ground listed under four different civil rights statutes,” protects individuals who identify as […]

re: Revised Treatment of Transgender Employment Discrimination Claims Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (USA)

In a memo dated October 4, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama administration’s guidance instructing courts to interpret “sex” to include “gender identity” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex. Sessions states that although Title VII prohibits discrimination […]

What You Should Know (WYSK) About EEOC and Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers (USA)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent this bulletin at 03/10/2016 11:04 AM EST What You Should Know About EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers Recent EEOC Litigation Regarding Title VII & LGBT-Related Discrimination Examples of Court Decisions Supporting Coverage of LGBT-Related Discrimination Under Title VII Federal Sector Cases Involving LGBT Individuals Addressing Sexual […]

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 […]

U.S. Department of Justice @CivilRights & Title VII (USA)

In a long-overdue move, U.S. Attorney General issued a memorandum stating that the U.S. Department of Justice Department will no longer assert that Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination based on sex does not encompass gender identity per se (including transgender discrimination). Title VII is the federal law that bans employment discrimination. Title VII applies to transgender and […]

Eure v. The Sage Corporation (USA)

Loretta Eure is a woman who apparently identifies as a man. In December 2010, Eure began working as a truck-driving instructor at The Sage Corporation’s San Antonio location. Eure reported to San Antonio School Director Margie Brandon (“Brandon”), Western Regional Director Barbara Blake (“Blake”), and President Gregg Aversa (“Aversa”) as her supervisors. At the beginning of […]

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 […]

EEOC v. Boh Bros. Construction Co. (USA)

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has restored a jury’s finding from March 2011 that Boh Bros. Construction Co. illegally subjected an ironworker to severe or pervasive harassment based on gender stereotypes. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed the suit against Boh Bros. (EEOC v. Boh Bros. Construction Co., Civil Action No. 09-6460) […]