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Oct 26, 2018

New Definition of “Sex” Eliminates Protection for Transgender Individuals

The Trump Administration is challenging the rights of transgender individuals with its proposal to eliminate federal protection under Title IX.  According to a memo obtained by the New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of implementing a uniform definition of sex that would not protect transgender students. » Read More

Dec 05, 2017

Pennsylvania Federal Court Awards Damages in Sexual Orientation Harassment Case

In a first-of-its-kind decision in Pennsylvania, a federal district court awarded damages in a Title VII sexual harassment case based upon sexual orientation.  In EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania awarded $55,000 in damages and other relief to a private employee who claimed he was discriminated against because he is gay.  » Read More

Nov 10, 2016

Pennsylvania Federal Court Holds that Sexual Orientation is Protected Under Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not expressly list sexual orientation as a protected classification.  Last year, however, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held that sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination pursuant to Title VII.  » Read More

Oct 31, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Transgender Bathroom Case

Questions regarding bathroom access for transgender individuals have been among the most prevalent in American society in the last year.  We have written about this topic on several occasions recently due to activity in legislation (e.g., North Carolina’s HB2 “bathroom bill”), guidance from administrative agencies (e.g. » Read More

Sep 25, 2015

Court to BorgataBabes: “No Dice!”

On September 17, 2015, New Jersey’s Appellate Division affirmed a lower court ruling that the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City did not discriminate against female employees by enforcing a personal appearance policy which, among other things, limited the amount of weight these employees could gain.  » Read More