While three federal appeals courts are considering whether Title VII’s sex discrimination ban prohibits bias based on sexual orientation, the complaints continue to roll in.
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed another sex discrimination complaint, this time on behalf of a driver of an oil rig company who said he was repeatedly subjected to harassment at work because he is gay. The EEOC continues to maintain that bias based on sexual orientation is indeed sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Meanwhile, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit have recently heard arguments regarding Title VII claims of sexual orientation bias involving discrimination complaints brought by lesbian employees in separate cases. The Second Circuit will hear argument this month on a Title VII harassment claim of another gay employee who has also been subjected to discrimination at work.
If you have been harassed at work or wrongfully terminated from your job because of your sexual orientation, or your age, race, religion, pregnancy, disability and other protected statuses, contact the employment Law Offices of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC for help. Our experienced attorneys represent employees who have been treated unfairly and illegally. Our job is to protect their rights and put a stop to discriminatory practices in the workplace. Call today for an initial consultation of your case.