Sexual orientation discrimination in workplace - LGBT employees - sexual orientation case law

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Apr 24, 2017 · Seventh Circuit Court Rules Sexual Orientation Is Protected Class. On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, No. 15-1720 (7th Cir. April 4, 2017).

Sexual orientation discrimination legislation has been in place in the UK since 2003. Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. The law is primarily designed to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employees and job applicants against direct and indirect sexual.

Case law on sexual orientation discrimination Selected cases on sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace Here we list a selection of key cases, reported since 2011, on sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, providing a summary of the decision and implications for employers.

Dec 07, 2015 · Bowers v. Hardwick 478 U.S. 186 (1986) (W|L). Practicing homosexual brought action challenging constitutionality of Georgia sodomy statute. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Robert H. Hall, J., granted defendants' motion to dismiss for failure to state claim upon which relief could be granted, and plaintiff appealed.

Whether you live in a state that has laws against sexual orientation discrimination or not, your company may have policies that prohibit sexual orientation discrimination. By law, these policies can be more, but not less, stringent than the state or local law's standards.