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
Continue Reading Supreme Court Rules Title VII protects LGBT+ Employees from Workplace Discrimination: Practical Implications for Employers

On June 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program’s regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. The
Continue Reading Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which goes some distance in creating potential liability for discrimination by employers for their carte blanche use of criminal record exclusions.
Continue Reading Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions: EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance and Best Practices

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an employer may be held liable for retaliating against an employee who did not engage in any protected activity, but who has a close relationship with another employee who did engage in protected activity.

Continue Reading Supreme Court Finds that Employee Who Did Not Engage in Protected Activity Under Title VII is Still Protected by Title VII’s Anti-Retaliation Prohibition