Monday, August 22, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, a federal judge dismissed a transgender discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC, citing the company owner’s religious beliefs and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The case involved the termination of a transgender woman who began presenting as a female during her employment at a funeral home chain.  The owner of the chain requested an exemption under the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, stating that if the employee presented as a female she would be “violating God’s commands.”  No word yet if the EEOC intends to appeal.
In other developments: