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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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Blog posts in Sex Discrimination

  • Is Firing a Female Employee Over a Topless "Selfie" an Act of Sex Discrimination?

    Sex and gender discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. There is, of course, sexual harassment , and there are cases in which a woman may ...

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  • What You Need to Know About New York City's New "Lactation Room" Laws

    What You Need to Know About New York City's New “Lactation Room” Laws There are some forms of sex discrimination that are less about overt conduct and ...

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  • Why it is Important to Provide Details When Filing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Why it is Important to Provide Details When Filing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Proving sexual harassment in court is often a challenge for victims. In ...

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  • Judge Allows Ex-Tennis Coach to Continue Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against SUNY Albany

    Last October, we discussed an interesting sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the former women's tennis team at the State University of New York at ...

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  • Should I Keep Work-Related Emails to Prove My Discrimination Claim?

    Before pursuing a claim for sex or pregnancy discrimination , you need to be careful to maintain any records related to your employment, including the ...

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  • Is it Against the Law for My Boss to Replace Me With a Younger Woman?

    Sex discrimination is usually presented in the context of a woman passed over for a job or promotion in favor of a less-qualified man. But what about ...

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  • Is it Illegal for a Workplace Policy to Have a Disparate Impact on Female Employees?

    Sex discrimination in the workplace may take the form of written policies that disparately impact male and female employees. For example, a policy ...

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  • Can My Employer Refuse to Assign Me Work Because of My Pregnancy?

    Many New York employers view pregnant employees as an inconvenience rather than as individuals entitled to respect and equal treatment in the ...

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  • N.Y. Court Rules Federal Sex Discrimination Law Covers Sexual Orientation

    The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over all federal courts in the State of New York, issued a landmark employment ...

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