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Category Archives: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

LGBTQ rights are fought for in court as Florida laws don't outright prohibit discrimination

New Florida Law Would Strip LGBTQ Civil Rights Protections

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex.  While the federal statute does not clearly state that it also applies to sexual orientation or gender identity, some federal courts have held that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, although the… Read More »

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Court Finds That Transgender Man Has A Plausible Case Of Sex Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s sex.  This includes protecting a transgender from sex discrimination, such as refusing to hire them, as seen in the… Read More »

Trial Court Revives Claim By Enforcing Appellate Decision Holding Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Unlawful

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employees in employment law cases for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employment law is an area of law that is continuously changing and evolving. One area of employment law that is being rapidly transformed is the protection afforced to gay and lesbian employees. In… Read More »

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Federal Court Rules That Title VII Protects Transgender Individuals From Discrimination Based On Their Transgender Status

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex.  In Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989), the U.S. Supreme Court held that unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII includes discrimination against employees for failure to conform to sex or gender stereotypes.  As the… Read More »

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Sixth Circuit Rules That Sex Discrimination Includes Discrimination On The Basis Of Transgender Status & Transitioning Identity

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex.  Under Title VII, an employer engages in unlawful sex discrimination when it subjects an employee to an adverse employment action based on the employee’s failure to conform to sex stereotypes about how an individual… Read More »

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Second Circuit Rules That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Federal Law

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex.  In Hivley v. Ivy Tech. Community College of Indiana, 853 F.3d 339 (7th Cir. 2017), the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to hold that sexual orientation… Read More »

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Sexual Harassment Claims Are Not Limited To Heterosexual Employees Only

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination because of sex.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination forbidden by Title VII.  To date, all of the federal courts of appeals, except the U.S. Second and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, have ruled that… Read More »

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Federal Court’s Ruling Shows That All Employees Are Protected From Gender Stereotyping Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination because of sex.  To date, all of the federal courts of appeals, except the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, to squarely address the issue have held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation does not… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal & Decide Whether Federal Law Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which is federal law, protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII, has interpreted Title VII’s sex-based protections to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation…. Read More »

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Seventh Circuit Holds That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex.  Since Title VII was passed, federal courts have almost uniformly held that Title VII provides no protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  In reaching their decision, these courts customarily… Read More »

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