US Supreme Court Holds Discrimination of LGBTQ Employees Violates Federal Law

The United States Supreme Court today held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQ workers. In Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia, Judge Neil Gorsuch, writing for a 6-3 majority, reasoned that a straightforward application of the plain language of the Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination because of sex permits gay and transgender employees to sue employers who discriminate against them.

"An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undistiguishable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."

Posted on Jun | 2020
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