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Supreme Court Ruling Protects Gay and Transgender Employees

    June 15, 2020

    Supreme Court Ruling: Workers Cannot Be Fired for Being Gay or Transgendered

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating based on color, national origin, race, religion and sex. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Employers may not refuse to hire, discharge or otherwise discriminate against "any individual" with respect to his or her pay and terms and conditions of employment based on the individual's sex, according to the statute. In the most anticipated employment decision of the year, the high court found that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII. Read More here: SHRM Article June 15