transgender discrimination rights

EEOC Files Its First Lawsuits Alleging Discrimination Based on Sexual OrientationThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made it official—it will file lawsuits under Title VII based on sexual orientation discrimination. On March 1, 2016 the EEOC filed two federal lawsuits alleging that employers permitted hostile work environments because of sexual orientation and retaliated against those employees for complaining about the alleged harassment.

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More Federal Agencies Expand EEO Protection to LGBT Employees and Private Litigants Continue to File Lawsuits Based on Gender IdentityIn my supervisor training sessions, I used to note that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sex, with a reminder that it applies to both sexes. In recent training sessions, however, I find that section now takes a little longer as I have to cover gender identity and sexual orientation as separate types of sex

gender symbolsIn a memo released by the Department of Justice yesterday, Attorney General Holder directed government attorneys to no longer exclude gender identity, including transgender issues, from Title VII’s protection against sex discrimination. This is the latest development in a trend showing that the federal government considers discrimination against transgender individuals to be unlawful and