Title VII

Recent Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Lower Standard of Harm for Job Transfers under Title VII
June 11, 2024
In a recent decision, Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining whether an adverse employment action is a sufficient basis for a discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination
June 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Supreme ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Extends Protections for Homosexual & Transgender Employees Under Title VII
June 15, 2020
In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court of the United States extended protections for homosexual and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Female Employee Marries Coworker, Gets Fired; Husband Keeps Job, Gets Raise
October 2, 2019
The story in Collins v. Koch Foods, Inc. begins with an office romance.
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Supreme Court to Decide LGBTQ Coverage Under Title VII
September 30, 2019
On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the prohibition of discrimination based upon “sex” includes sexual orientation, gender identity (transgender status), and gender expression.
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U.S. Supreme Court: Lack of EEOC Filing Not Absolute Bar to Title VII Claims
June 12, 2019
In Fort Bend Cty. v. Davis, the Plaintiff originally accused her employer of sexual harassment and retaliation, and later added claims of religious discrimination.
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Does “Sex” Encompass Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity? The Supremes Will Soon Decide
May 15, 2019
A more conservative Supreme Court than we’ve seen in recent history is poised to consider whether Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Being Required to Hire Female Escorts Is Not Actually a Title VII Violation
May 1, 2019
In Butto v. CJKant Resource Group, LLC, a male executive was terminated after complaining about being required to arrange female escorts for his married supervisor and perform other activities to facilitate his supervisor’s infidelity.
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Supreme Court to Decide if Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation, Transgender Status, and Gender Identity
April 22, 2019
The Supreme Court announced on April 22nd that it will address whether federal civil rights laws protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination.
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Patient’s “Turn for the Nurse” Creates Liability for Employer
February 27, 2019
On February 6, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a nursing assistant could proceed with her Title VII claim based upon the repeated, sexually aggressive behavior toward her by a patient with dementia.
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Title VII Now Covers Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
April 5, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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