Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
A federal civil rights complaint alleges a pattern of racial discrimination by emergency managers of Detroit Public Schools.
The decision released on Thursday is a historic first step in outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation nationwide.
Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.
The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Look closely at the footnotes, and you’ll see that new EEOC guidelines related to workplace pregnancy discrimination say employers who fail to cover birth control could be guilty of employment discrimination.
A 6-1 ruling gives pregnant workers in Florida more legal protections from on-the-job discrimination.
Federal courts are increasingly recognizing Title VII protects against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is why a broad ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could be especially devastating.
A recent decision out of San Francisco shows just how difficult it is to hold large corporations accountable through class-action lawsuits, thanks to the Roberts Court.