Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Workers Are Protected By Civil Rights Employment Statutes

On Monday, June 15th, 2020, U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against LGBTQ employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  The court issued an opinion on three consolidated cases, leaving far-reaching implications for the civil rights of transgender and LBGTQ individuals.

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in a 6-3 majority, Gorsuch wrote that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is fundamentally discrimination based on sex. You can read the opinion here.

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, please reach out to one of HSPRD’s employment attorneys for assistance.

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