Posts Tagged ‘Title VII’

Sex discrimination prohibition protects trans students as well as employees

July 25, 2013

The use of Title VII to prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity has become widespread, both in the courts and through the EEOC’s and  the Justice Department’s decisions in Macy v. Holder.  Now the Obama Administration is extending its reliance on another sex discrimination law, Title IX, to protect trans students from discrimination by […]

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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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11th Circuit panel signals support of trans employee

December 1, 2011

Sounds like things went extremely well for the Lambda Legal argument in the Glenn v. Brumby case before the 11th Circuit this morning, with support from all three members of the panel. It's dangerous to assume too much from an oral argument, and the decision below which the Court of Appeals is being asked to […]

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