Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LGBT Workers Equality Advances

Finally in a groundbreaking decision the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8 to 3 Tuesday that The Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBT employees. The court found that such discrimination is a form of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which is the federal law prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin & religion. The decision came in Lambda Legal's case on behalf of Kimberly Hively an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College who was fired for being a lesbian which makes the Seventh Circuit the highest federal court to reach this conclusion & could finally change the national landscape of employment law for our LGBT community. Selisse Berry, CEO & Founder of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates stated, “The checks & balances set up in this country are working just as they should. Today one of our most conservative courts ruled that it is unconstitutional to fire someone simply because they’re gay or lesbian. The courts ruled in line with what our country’s largest corporations have known for decades— that having a diverse & authentic workforce is not just the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do. We look forward to the court’s decision being upheld through what is sure to be an arduous appeals process. We will continue to stand with every LGBT person in this country that has ever had to choose between the career they love & the person they love until we are all treated equally under the law.”
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...


A decision, both fair and forward moving.

April 5, 2017 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez said...

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the right of all Americans to be able to work freely without discrimination based on their sexual orientation. It is important that the protections provided by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 recognizes sex discrimination in its multiple forms. Although this is an important step forward, we must ensure we continue to fight for full equality for our LGBT community both in employment and in broader society.

April 5, 2017 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Good decision that really helps for LGBT workers. However, your content seems good information that helps me to understand what are actually want to say. In most of the countries, the employment law will always favor to the employers, especially in middle east countries. Employment Lawyers in Dubai

April 15, 2017 at 12:38 PM  

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