The Supreme Court of the United States recently declined to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who claimed she was harassed and wrongfully terminated from her job due to her sexual orientation. The refusal to hear her appeal means that a decision regarding whether federal laws that ban gender-based bias also cover sexual … Continue reading
LGBT rights in the workplace are being discussed in several court cases. One case in particular is worth reading.
Workplace harassment is a form of discrimination that targets people of a protected class. Harassment occurs in a pattern over time, and can include the use of slurs, name-calling, threats or offensive jokes – just to name a few examples. Over time, harassment creates a hostile work environment. One reason it is important to file … Continue reading
A case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against Ivy Tech Community College may help establish federal rules preventing workplace sexual orientation discrimination. Although California is one of 22 states with workplace protections for same-sex workers, many other states do not have these laws. The LGBT community and the … Continue reading