According to a recent ruling, discrimination based on sexual orientation is not currently prohibited by federal employment law. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was bound by its own precedent to this effect and that only intervention by Congress or the U.S. Supreme Court could change it.
Tag: Civil Rights Act
Yesterday we looked at how employers can get ahead of the game when it comes to creating a system for fairly handling employees who are going through gender transition. Today we’ll look at how to handle the pushback and the importance of keeping in touch with employees that are transitioning.
By BLR Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD The challenge of how and when to accommodate pregnant employees has moved to the forefront as a result of recent changes to the law and recent guidance coming from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor at BLR® In today’s Advisor, we’ll hear from Joan Farrell, JD, senior legal editor, on the tricky laws involving gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and color (among other things), but complaints of discrimination are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been taking action to track the root causes of this discrimination and has begun to do more about it. Back in 2008, […]
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) has been around since 1978 when congress amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, adding a new provision to Title VI. The PDA defines discrimination “because of sex” to include discrimination because of, or on the basis of, pregnancy.
While nearly everyone has heard of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), not everyone knows how many laws and regulations fall within their purview. When pressed, many would guess that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is within EEOC responsibility—and they would be right—but that’s not all.
It sounds like a workplace version of Goldilocks, but to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it was no fairy tale, and the employer may have played the big bad wolf.
Star athlete and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star formerly known as Bruce Jenner recently introduced herself as a transwoman on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. BLR® Legal Editor Jasmin Rojas, JD, examines the implications for businesses when it comes to gender identity compliance.
When a company first meets with a prospective candidate, it’s not just the interviewee who needs to be on his or her toes. Interviewers must be careful to ask the right questions, not just to ensure they’re making the right hire but also to avoid legal entanglements.