Human Resources News & Insights

Is sexual orientation discrimination prohibited by Civil Rights Act? Supreme Court says …

Several courts have been dealing with sexual orientation discrimination cases differently, and many were looking to the Supreme Court for a definitive answer.

Contradictory rulings on gay rights under Title VII: High Court showdown imminent?

A federal appeals court in Chicago just ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. But the ruling actually muddies the waters of the issue for employers.

New sex discrimination ruling: 4 things employers need to know

A U.S. appeals court in Atlanta made a lot of waves in the employment law community this week by ruling that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are some interesting wrinkles to the case that employers need to know about. 

Court rules sexual orientation is covered under federal sex discrimination law

In a landmark decision, a federal district court has ruled that sexual orientation bias is a form of sex discrimination – and illegal under U.S. law.  

Federal court says sexual orientation not protected under Title VII: Now what?

Just when you think the employment law world has reached a solid conclusion on an issue, something like this happens. 

Sexual orientation bias bill resurrected

It’s back. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was recently re-introduced in the House of Representatives.