US House Passes Equality Act

As a precursor to passing COVID-19 Relief including the $15 minimum wage as explained above, the US House also last week passed the Equality Bill, for a second time and sent it to the Senate for consideration. The Equality Act, which also passed the House in 2019 but died in the Senate, amends Title VII…

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EEOC Opens New Front in Discrimination War

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has broadened the fight to eliminate discrimination in the workplace by filing lawsuits against two employers for sexual harassment against a gay and lesbian worker.  The commission has ruled in the past that the anti-discrimination provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are expansive enough to protect gay…

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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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