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Transgender Worker Protected by Title VII, Sixth Circuit Rules
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

Siding with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a Michigan funeral home was not

Sixth Circuit Holds Transgender Status Is Protected by Title VII and Rejects Religious Freedom Restoration Act Defense
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest to weigh in on the heated debate as to whether sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender

Sixth Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender and transitioning status notwithstanding the employer’s religious objections
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2018

Employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their transgender or transitioning status, despite (at least in some cases) the employer’s

The breakdown on that "transgender funeral home" decision
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

The Sixth Circuit decision seems overall correct, although it contains some "woke dicta," too. Last week, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the

Sixth Circuit Delivers One-Two Punch Knocking Out Transgender Discrimination
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7 that employer R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated on the basis

How The Contours Of Workplace Discrimination Laws Are In Flux
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

Seyfarth Synopsis: Over the past few weeks, two federal appellate courts have issued major decisions on the scope of workplace discrimination

Sixth Circuit Extends Title VII Gender Protections to Transgender and Gender Transitioning Employees
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes

Sixth Circuit Rules in Favor of Terminated Transgender Employee, Holds Title VII Trumps Religious Beliefs
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • March 15 2018

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, covering Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, ruled that a funeral home unlawfully

Federal Appeals Court Finds Title VII Precludes Discrimination Based On Transgender Status
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled, in what many have described as a ground-breaking decision, that discrimination based

Religious Liberty v. Gender Identity - Sixth Circuit Grants Summary Judgment to EEOC in Transgender Discrimination Case
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

Like the recent proliferation of sexual harassment discussions in the workplace, issues concerning transgender employees are slowly but surely