SCOTUS Confirms Protection for LGBTQ Workers

Early this week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision extending anti-discrimination protections in the workplace to gay and trans-gender employees. In a 6-3 decision written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court confirmed that federal law protecting employees from harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex extends to include both…

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Merger in the Works?

Speculation is increasing that after deleting Obama era regulations with the CRA, the Trump administration may next look to streamline government. According to a Bloomberg report last week, it is likely that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will merge with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Although the EEOC is an independent…

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Feds Weigh in on North Carolina LGBT Controversy

North Carolina seems to be finding more and more hostility from all corners since it passed the controversial “bathroom bill”, more formally known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB-2).  We talked about the bill when it was signed by Governor Pat McCrory back on March 23, because it included a state pre-emption…

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EEOC Expands Civil Rights Act to Sexual Orientation

The Obama Administration continued tightening the screws on private employer autonomy this week with a ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  By a 3-2 ruling in a case brought by a gay air traffic controller in Miami who alleged he was denied a promotion because of his sexual orientation, the EEOC determined that…

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SCOTUS Sides With Pregnant Worker vs. UPS

The Supreme Court of the United States this week agreed with a pregnant UPS worker’s contention that the lower court erred in finding in favor of UPS and remanded the case to the Fourth Circuit court.  Interestingly, the Supreme Court rejected both of the actual claims put forth by attorneys for Peggy Young, the pregnant…

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