Monday, December 21, 2015

That is SO last week

Last week, a federal judge in the Central District of California made big news when he found that “claims of sexual orientation discrimination are gender stereotype or sex discrimination” prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The decision relied on analysis from the EEOC’s recent decision involving federal employees, quoting “[a]n employee could show that the sexual orientation discrimination he or she experiences was sex discrimination because it involved treatment that would not have occurred but for the individual’s sex[.]”  While the case has limited value as precedent, an EEOC Commissioner labeled the case a “must read” and provided her own highlights.
In other developments: