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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Federal Sex Discrimination Law Protects LGBT Workers
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Federal Sex Discrimination Law Protects LGBT Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of “sex.” Last year, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals here in New York City held that sex discrimination under Title VII included ...

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