Tag: Title VII

labor department, religious, federal contractor, rule

Proposed Labor Department Rule Would Grant Federal Contractor Employers Religious Exemption from Discrimination Claims

A proposed rule under President Trump’s Department of Labor would give certain federal contractors the right to discriminate against people based on religious views. The proposal caused an uproar after the Labor Department announced it earlier this month, mainly because the implications of the rule would likely disproportionately affect LGBTQ…

DOJ, Supreme Court, Transgender

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…

family responsibilities discrimination

Family Responsibilities Discrimination Cases Against Employers are Rising, Plaintiffs are Winning

More people than ever before are filing — and winning — family responsibilities discrimination lawsuits against their employers. The number of family responsibilities discrimination suits has risen by 269 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to a 2016 report by the Center for WorkLife Law. The idea of one spouse…

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

If the United States government were a company and President Trump an employer, his tweet in which he told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries would constitute as workplace discrimination. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were…

American Medical Association Supports Transgender Rights in Supreme Court Filing

The American Medical Association (AMA) and other mental and health care organizations are supporting transgender individuals in demanding specific laws against workplace discrimination. A joint amicus­ brief the American Medical Association Litigation Center filed alongside 13 other organizations asked the United States Supreme Court to recognize the workplace discrimination transgender…