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What do a gay child-welfare advocate from Georgia, a transgender funeral home employee from Michigan, and a gay skydiving instructor from New York have in common? According to the Supreme Court of the United States, they were all discriminated against in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) when their employers terminated their employment because of their sexual orientation and/or transgender status.

In a groundbreaking 6-3 opinion by Justice Gorsuch, the Supreme Court ruled an employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender violates Title VII’s proscription against sex discrimination.

Click here to read the full GT Alert, “Supreme Court Rules Title VII protects LGBT+ Employees from Workplace Discrimination: Practical Implications for Employers.”