Seventh Circuit: Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

In an en banc opinion which the dissent calls “momentous”, on April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit held “that a person who alleges discrimination on the basis of her sexual orientation has put forth a case of sex discrimination for Title VII purposes.”   With this opinion, the 7th Circuit becomes the first in the nation to explicitly recognize sexual orientation […]

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Justice Department Argues that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Can Violate Title VII

Sexual orientation discrimination is already illegal in many places, including Illinois.  Discrimination against gay men and lesbians as well as bisexuals and transgendered persons has become a substantial part of the practice of many employment discrimination attorneys.  But it is not, strictly speaking, a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the major […]

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