Showdown at Title VII Corral: Supreme Court to Weigh in on Sexual Orientation and Transgender DiscriminationIs discrimination against an employee because of sexual orientation or transgender status a violation of Title VII? The EEOC previously took the position that Title VII covers those statuses but the Trump administration has not followed suit. Accordingly, as of now, it may depend on where you live.

In 2017 and 2018, the Second,

Are You Exhausted? Second Circuit Denies Retaliation Claim for Plaintiff Who Did Not Timely File Underlying ActionIf an employee files an EEOC charge alleging discrimination and retaliation, never files a lawsuit on that charge, and several years later files another charge that he has suffered retaliation because he filed the first charge—can he still pursue claims from his first charge? In legal speak: Can a claim of alleged ongoing retaliatory behavior

Fifth Circuit Rejects Title VII Transgender Protection, but Grants Summary Judgment on Other GroundsIn Wittmer v. Phillips 66, Judge James Ho of the Fifth Circuit wasted no time stating the Fifth Circuit’s position on whether sexual orientation or transgender status are protected classes under Title VII – they are not. Interestingly, however, the defendant did not even raise that as a defense. In fact, the lower court