UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT HOLDS TITLE VII PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON EMPLOYEE’S GAY OR TRANSGENDER STATUS
On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on an employee’s status as gay or transgender. According to the Court’s 6-3 ruling, Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination based on sex extended to an employee’s homosexuality or transgender status. This decision aligns federal law with New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination which explicitly prohibits discrimination based on affectional or sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your affectional or sexual orientation please contact the Law Offices of Damian Christian Shammas, LLC for a consultation.