For many decades federal courts consistently held that Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination “because of sex” did not cover discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. These interpretations often relied on the limited legislative history regarding the inclusion of “sex” in Title VII, or Congress’s subsequent failure to amend Title VII to explicitly prohibit sexual orientation discrimination. Lower courts long felt constrained by this precedent, but over the last twenty years, district courts have begun to revisit the question. Some courts have used a “sex stereotyping” analysis to broaden the protection of Title VII, while other courts and the EEOC have moved in the direction of simply interpreting the term “sex” to include sexual orientation. These interpretations seemed to gain momentum in
The Second, Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts are currently addressing sexual orientation discrimination, and many legal scholars believe that federal law is on the verge of “catching up” to the law in dozens of states, which explicitly recognize the rights of LGBTQ people to protection from employment discrimination.
This program, taught by Geoff Mort, Of Counsel at Kraus & Zuchlewski, Michelman & Robinson Partner Christopher D’Angelo, and Ria Tabacco Mar from the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, will cover the various state and federal approaches, how to litigate these kinds of claims, and predictions for the future.
Survey state statutes that prohibit sexual orientation discrimination
Ria Mar was great!
Wonderful course. In particular, Ria Tabacco Mar was excellent.
Excellent presentation. Very interesting topic. Great presenters. Well-organized.
great speakers. ease of use.
The speakers were very good -- especially the ACLU attorney.
Excellent presentation - sharp attorneys
It wasn't clear to me if the 6.4 Million Dollars recovered by the EEOC for LGBT plaintiffs had an impact because of the number of defendants affected or the size of the awards. Otherwise the rest was pretty clear
This was thorough and engaging. Excellent.
By far the most comprehensive treatment of this topic I have seen, and very timely. It would be really nice if this same panel could provide an update to this presentation after the 2017-18 SCOTUS session.
Very on point with current discrimination issues.
Extremely helpful presentation of the cases and arguments and assessment of what employers should do.
Such a great discussion. I learned a lot and really appreciated hearing all three view points.
Excellent and very knowledgeable speakers.
The website was easy to use. I am very satisfied. Thank you.
Well done. Enjoyed the multi-speaker/panel style discussion.
INFORMATIVE. WELL PRESENTED. THANKS
Did not know you could steriotyping to make a claim for an LBGTQ client, clever lawyering.
very informative' and quite useful.
Interesting topic ; explained well
Very knowledgeable. Thanks.