Is it illegal to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation in the United States? Different Circuits; Different Rulings The question of sexual orientation discrimination has been answered different ways by different circuit courts. On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination, the first appellate … Continue reading
It is unlawful for an employer to engage in discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and national origin in the state of California.
As of November 1, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched a new system for filing and tracking workplace discrimination charges. The system grants individuals a convenient way to file charges online. The system, the EEOC Public Portal, allows those who are considering filing a sexual harassment, glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case or other … Continue reading
Aimee Stephens worked in a funeral home in Michigan for six years before she was fired. Why? Because, having presented as a man for six years, she finally spoke to her boss about her desire to transition to female. Two weeks later, she was fired. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit on … Continue reading
“Ban the Box” rules forbid employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal record on applications. These rules are meant to protect prospective employees from discrimination based on criminal history. However, some are saying that Ban the Box just trades one form of discrimination for another. Is there logic behind this argument? California Ban the Box … Continue reading
A new bill passed in September will make it so that employers cannot take action against workers that make reproductive health decisions the employers disagree with. The bill, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA), protects workers who elect to use birth control, get an abortion or conceive a child through in-vitro fertilization from termination. Assemblywoman … Continue reading