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Federal Court of Appeals Holds that Title VII Protects Against Transgender Status

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals -- the federal appellate court that hears appeals from the federal courts in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee -- held that Title VII protects employees from discrimination on the basis of their transgender or transitioning status.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...

U.S. Court of Appeals Holds that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

This morning, an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, based in New York, held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Second Circuit joins the...

EEOC Releases 2017 Statistics

The EEOC has released its litigation statistics for 2017. There was a slight drop in total charges filed from 2016, going down from 91,503 charges to 84,254 charges. Once again, however, the highest number of charges were for race discrimination and retaliation, 33.9% and 48.8% of total charges, respectively. In...

EEOC 2016 Year-End Report

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released in year-end report for 2016, which, in part, provides statistical data regarding the discrimination charges filed with the agency. Here in Kentucky, there were 911 total charges filed, which consisted of 325 disability discrimination claims, 323 race claims, 273 sex (including sexual...
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