Monday, November 7, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, a Pennsylvania federal court held that Title VII protects lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees from sex discrimination. As we noted in last Thursday’s post, courts around the country have differing views about whether or not discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited by Title VII.  The Pennsylvania federal court adopted the EEOC’s position and wrote “…discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is, at its very core, sex stereotyping plain and simple; there is no line separating the two….  It is…a distinction without a difference.  Forcing an employee to fit into a gender expectation—whether that expectation involves physical traits, clothing, mannerisms, or sexual attraction—constitutes sex stereotyping…and violates Title VII.”
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