Supreme Court Rules for Gay and Transgender Rights in the Workplace

The United States Supreme Court, in a landmark 6-3 decision, held that the Civil Rights act of 1964, known as Title VII, bars discrimination on the basis of sex which includes gay, lesbian and transgender workers.  The Court held that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.”

 

You should review your employment policies and, where appropriate, update your policies.  If you have questions, contact one of the attorneys in the Labor & Employment Practice Group.