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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2018

Sixth Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender and transitioning status notwithstanding the employer’s religious objections

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2018

Second Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination

In a landmark decision, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., en banc, became the second federal appellate court to

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2017

Pro se litigant sets off Title VII avalanche: Seventh Circuit holds that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination

Never underestimate the power of a pro se litigant. That’s one lesson to take away from the Seventh Circuit’s en banc opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2017

EEOC issues proposed guidance on harassment

Following the report of a 16-member task force led by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioners Chai Feldblum (D) and Victoria

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2016

Ohio federal court rejects perceived national origin discrimination claim

An Ohio federal court in has held that a Mexican-American production supervisor who was born in Texas could not pursue a claim that he was

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2016

OFCCP publishes final rules on sex discrimination for federal contractors

As we reported last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) planned to issue a Final Rule updating its sex discrimination

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2015

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses district court’s ruling in Title VII retaliation case, proving that getting the entire story is key for employers

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses district court's summary judgment ruling in Yazdian v. ConMed Endoscopic Tech., Inc., on a Title VII

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 29 Jun 2015

Transgender status may not be a protected class, but lawsuits involving transgender employees are permitted to proceed

Caitlyn Jenner has dominated the national public interest stories and social media of late. However sensational the news has made this particular

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 29 Jan 2015

OFCCP issues proposed updated rules on sex discrimination for federal contractors

OFCCP issued proposed updated rules on sex discrimination for federal contractors covered by EO 11246. They will be officially published tomorrow

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 14 Apr 2014

Sixth Circuit summarily rejects EEOC expert in Title VII challenge to credit history checks

In a harsh rebuke of the EEOC's method of attempting to prove that Kaplan Higher Education Corp.'s consideration of credit history for hiring in

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