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Let’s Talk about Sex(ual Orientation) Lawsuits under Federal Law

The last few weeks have been filled with filings and decisions in federal courts across the country regarding sexual orientation as a basis for a Title VII lawsuit. On March 1, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") filed its first sexual orientation discrimination claims in Pittsburg...
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EEOC to 11th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Well, this just got interesting. Tracking a position it took last summer in an agency decision involving a federal employee , the EEOC recently filed an amicus brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. In its brief...
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