Posts Tagged ‘EEOC’

Back to the future with Title VII?

April 21, 2013

The idea of a national law prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation is so old that it could have grandchildren by now.  (Maybe that’s how to think of the marriage campaign – equality demands skipped a generation.) At any rate, there continues to be no immediate future for enactment of such a law in […]

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5th Circuit en banc to consider gender stereotyping

April 8, 2013

The Fifth Circuit has granted rehearing en banc (2013 WL 1276022) in EEOC v. Boh Brothers, 689 F.3d 458 (5th Cir. 2012), in which a panel of that court had overruled a jury verdict for a male plaintiff who alleged sexual harassment based on gender nonconformity in violation of Title VII. The panel found that the […]

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June 19, 2012

From a June 18 letter from EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to all EEOC staff referencing EEOC achievements in lgbt rights: In April of this year, the Commission issued an important federal sector decision, Macy v.Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 012012021 (April 20, 2012), which “clarifie[d] that claims of discrimination based on trans gender status, also […]

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Catching up from the holidays

January 1, 2011

So, what's new from the last two weeks? First (I'll admit some bias here), the Senate confirmed Chai Feldblum as an EEOC Commissioner. How absurd did the debate get over Chai's nomination?  You can choose whether to laugh or cry about this February exchange during a press briefing by White House Press Chief Robert Gibbs: Q    […]

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