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Watershed Supreme Court Ruling: Pensions for same sex partners
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 15 2017

In a watershed decision the Supreme Court has ruled that all same sex civil partners or same sex spouses are entitled to the same pension on the


Supreme Court upholds same-sex partner's right to equal pension
  • Lewis Silkin
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 9 2017

The Supreme Court recently ruled that an exemption in the Equality Act 2010 allowing employers to exclude civil partners from pension benefits accrued


You decide: Why the DOJ says Title VII does NOT prohibit sexual orientation bias
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

The DOJ has directly opposed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which had also filed a brief in the case. The EEOC says that sexual


Walker v Innospec - same-sex partners win right to equal survivors' pension benefits
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 19 2017

John Walker started working for Innospec in 1980 and became a member of Innospec’s pension scheme from the outset. He continued to accrue benefits


Same-sex partners win their fight for full pensions
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 13 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment relating to occupational pension scheme death benefits payable to same-sex partners. It has


Supreme Court upholds right to equal pension for same-sex partner
  • Lewis Silkin
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 13 2017

The Supreme Court (“SC”) has made an important ruling in a case brought by a gay man seeking to establish that, if he died, his husband should be


Texas Supreme Court Disputes Reach of Obergefell in Employee Benefits Case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2017

The Texas Supreme Court held that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, did not dispositively address


Hiding Behind Faith
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

A reasonable amount of uncertainty, speculation, and even fear is expected with any change. Recently, we have seen a change among states and laws


Sex Discrimination Includes Sexual Orientation Says the 7th Circuit
  • Stark & Stark
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

“We must consider what this country has become in deciding what a statute has reserved.” So wrote Judge Richard Posner, Circuit Judge of the 7th


Seventh Circuit Extends Title VII Protections to Sexual Orientation
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On April 4, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana that discrimination on the basis