LGBT Job Discrimination Is Prohibited by Civil Rights Law, Federal Appeals Court Rules

Monday, April 24, 2017

Brandie Rose DeVore

LGBT Job Discrimination Is Prohibited by Civil Rights Law, Federal Appeals Court Rules
It was the first ruling of its kind from a federal appeals court. The decision, from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said "discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination." Federal law forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, but it does not explicitly mention sexual orientation, and the U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled on the issue. But the appeals court, in an 8-3 decision, said "it
LGBT Job Discrimination Is Prohibited by Civil Rights Law, Federal Appeals Court Rules

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It was the first ruling of its kind from a federal appeals court. The decision, from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said "discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination." Federal law forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, but it does not explicitly mention sexual orientation, and the U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled on the issue. But the appeals court, in an 8-3 decision, said "it
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