U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Title VII Protects Gay and Transgender Employees

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a business cannot discipline an employee for being homosexual or transgender. Furthermore, the Court ruled that a plaintiff's sex need not be the sole or primary cause of the employer's adverse employment action. More than half of the United States do not have laws protecting gay or transgender workers, and employers in these states may need to modify their employment practices in light of this ruling. Finally, the Court also held that an employer cannot escape liability by demonstrating that it treats all employees comparably as groups.

 

Read the full decision by the Court at the below link:  

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/17-1618_hfci.pdf

 

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