By: Philip A. Toomey, Esq.
The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
In a 6-3 decision announced this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal law protects gay and transgender workers from job discrimination (Bostock v. Clayton). The Court’s decision applied the longstanding federal ban on sex discrimination in the workplace to cover bias on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity where state anti-discrimination laws do not cover sexual orientation and gender identity. More than half of the states do not have such coverage.
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Philip A. Toomey is a Partner at Leech Tishman and Chair of the firm’s national Employment & Labor and Immigration Practice Groups. He is based in Leech Tishman’s LAX office and can be reached at (424) 738-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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