Does Title VII Apply to Gay and Transgender Workers?

In the past, I have blogged about the Trump Administration’s  stance on the applicability of Title VII to gender identity and sexual orientation (AG Sessions Says Title VII Does Not Protect Against Gender Identity Discrimination).  Now, the Supreme Court will decide if Title VII applies to gay and transgender workers.   To shape these laws, the Supreme Court will hear two cases about protection for gay workers, and one case about protection for transgender workers.

Most states, including Ohio, currently do not have any law that protects gay and transgender workers.  A ruling from the Supreme Court requiring that would likely change all of that.  The exception to that could be if the Supreme Court decides to rule narrowly and apply protections only in specific circumstances.  Whatever the Supreme Court decides, it will be a landmark decision that Ohio employment lawyers will be monitoring closely.

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James J. Hux is the Owner and Sole Attorney at Hux Law Firm, LLC. His practice areas include employment discriminationpersonal injury, and general civil litigation throughout the State of Ohio.