Tag: Sexual Orientation

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What is Diversity? More Than Meets the Eye

Discussions about diversity and inclusion in businesses and institutions have been going on for decades — DiversityInc has been advocating for both since 1998. In 2020, as movements against racial injustice have demanded further reckoning, businesses across the country were challenged even more than ever to show a dedication to diversity…

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DOJ Files Brief Asking the Supreme Court to Rule Against Protecting Transgender Individuals from Workplace Discrimination Under Title VII

The Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Trump is urging the Supreme Court to rule against workplace discrimination protections for transgender people. The DOJ submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on Aug. 16 asking the justices rule that Title VII, which protects employees from discrimination on the basis of…

New York State Expands Workplace Harassment Laws

New York State legislators are heading toward the forefront of cracking down on workplace sexual harassment. They ended their 2019 session passing a plethora of expansions to the state’s existing workplace discrimination laws. Most notably, they removed the requirement for the harassment to be “severe or pervasive” in order for…

Federal Court Issues Historic Ruling Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Court agrees with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s position that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Civil Rights of 1964. WASHINGTON The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week announced that a federal court has denied a motion to dismiss a sex discrimination lawsuit filed…

Indiana Companies Support Amendment to RFRA

Update (4/3/2015 4:26 p.m.):A national statement by Diversity Top 50 company, Monsanto, has been included in the article. By Barbara Frankel The Indiana companies that fought Gov. Mike Pence and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act are applauding a proposal by the GOP legislative leaders to amend the controversial law. The…

October Legal Roundup: 'You're Not That Pretty'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Age Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Sexual Orientation Discrimination | Racial Discrimination Age Discrimination “Not that pretty!” Photo by Shutterstock A female city attorney sued for age and sex discrimination. She alleged that she was paid less…