Posts Tagged Employment Discrimination

What does Hobby Lobby mean for LGBT employment discrimination?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on the elliptical.

We’ve all read a lot about the big picture of what the Court decided in the contraceptive mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. A few things are clear from the court’s language: some for-profit corporations can exercise some religious beliefs under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Specifically, closely held corporations like Hobby Lobby with religious objections to contraception can get out from under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. But it’s much less clear what the Court’s language spells ...

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on ...

Dept. Of Labor: “discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex”

In case you needed some clarification, transgender discrimination is illegal. According to the Department of Labor,  it is considered discrimination based on sex and violates Title VII. The Dept. of Labor is the latest federal agency to clarify their policy on anti-trans discrimination:

“Labor Secretary Tom Perez said, ‘These changes reflect current law. In Macy v. Holder, for example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that discrimination because a person is transgender is sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Civil Rights Center, along with the Employment and Training Administration, will issue guidance to make clear that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is ...

In case you needed some clarification, transgender discrimination is illegal. According to the Department of Labor,  it is considered discrimination based on sex and violates Title VII. The Dept. of Labor is the latest federal agency to 

Breaking: Senate passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

With a vote of 64-32, earlier today the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first time in history the institution has voted to include LGBT people in a non-discrimination law.

Though legislating equality has incredibly valid critiques, and it might be difficult to get this bill through the House (Speaker Boehner has openly opposed ENDA), this remains, as VP Biden would say, a big fucking deal.

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With a vote of 64-32, earlier today the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first time in history the institution has ...