Content Filed Under: Employment

No one should have to face being harassed at a job, denied a job, or let go from a job simply because of who they are or who they love. However, we know this is the case for many LGBTQ people across the country. In these articles, we explore the effects of non-discrimination in employment law, and make the case for why it is essential.


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EEOC Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in 8th Circuit Employment Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • March 19, 2018, 3:07 pm EEOC filed an amicus brief in an employment discrimination case involving a gay job applicant.
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Victory! Huge Win for LGBTQ Employment Non-Discrimination at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

By Shane Stahl • February 26, 2018, 10:10 am This victory is especially significant for the national landscape of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections because it changes the precedent for the entire 2nd Circuit.
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Historic Vote in Virginia State Senate Advances Non-Discrimination Legislation One Step Closer to Passage

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 1:32 pm In a historic vote, the Virginia State Senate has passed legislation updating state law to protect LGBTQ Virginians in both public employment and housing.
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Virginia Senate Committee Advances Two Non-Discrimination Bills, Building Momentum for Statewide Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 23, 2018, 12:31 pm Late Monday afternoon, the Virginia Senate General Laws Committee approved two bills that would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in both housing and public employment.
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Transgender Mississippi Woman Advocates in the Face of Discrimination

January 3, 2018, 10:18 am Malaysia Walker shares her story as a transgender woman of color living in Mississippi, and how her work with the ACLU helps educate communities at large.
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Federal Lawsuit Alleging Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination Filed Against Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 4:23 pm A federal lawsuit has been filed against Sam’s East, Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. by TLDEF alleging anti-transgender discrimination.
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Jury Sides with Oklahoma Transgender Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination in First-of-its-Kind Case

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2017, 2:57 pm The case marks one of the first times in the United States that a jury has considered a case of anti-transgender employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
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TODAY: 6th Circuit Considers Whether Employers Can Claim Religious Exemption to Employment Non-Discrimination Law

By Adam Polaski • October 4, 2017, 9:31 am Today, October 4, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio will consider oral argument in the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, a case concerning employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
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TODAY: Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Urges Federal Appellate Court to Reject LGBTQ Protections

By Angela Dallara • September 25, 2017, 1:19 pm FFAA looks forward to oral argument tomorrow and continuing to update our supporters about developments in this important case.
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Advocates Urge SCOTUS to Consider Review of Landmark Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • September 7, 2017, 3:09 pm Today Lambda Legal filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in their case Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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11th Circuit Court Will Not Hear Employment Discrimination Case; Legal Team Appeals to US Supreme Court

By Megan Clayton • July 6, 2017, 3:31 pm Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit declined to grant a full court review in the case of Jameka Evans, a Georgia security guard who was fired for being lesbian. That means Lambda Legal, who are representing Jameka, will appeal the court’s previous decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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50 Employers Join for First-of-Its-Kind Amicus Brief in Support of Employment Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 12:16 pm Today 50 businesses representing more than 370,000 employees filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., a case being heard by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Kentucky Credit Union That Discriminated Against Lesbian Woman

By Adam Polaski • May 12, 2017, 12:17 pm Today, May 12, Fauver Law Office in Louisville, Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Park Community Credit Union on behalf of a woman who last year was harassed and fired from her job because of her sexual orientation.
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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Fired Gay Man, Citing 2nd Circuit Concurrence & 7th Circuit Ruling

By Adam Polaski • May 8, 2017, 11:45 am "The law with respect to this legal question is clearly in a state of flux, and the Second Circuit, or perhaps the Supreme Court, may return to this question soon. In light of the evolving state of the law, dismissal of plaintiff's Title VII claim is improper."
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Momentum in Challenging Times: LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Advances in Texas

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2017, 10:24 am This week a bill to expand employment non-discrimination protections to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression advanced out of the House Committee on Business and Industry, with bipartisan support.