Monday, August 1, 2016

That is SO last week

Contrary to the EEOC’s position that sexual orientation discrimination is protected by Title VII’s prohibition on gender discrimination, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held last week that existing law does not support that interpretation absent Supreme Court interpretation or Congressional action.  A split circuit panel wrote that it is bound by precedent and cited the fact that Congress has not acted to extend protections.  The General Counsel for the EEOC stated that he disagreed with the court’s decision.

In other developments: