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Category: Sexual Orientation

Federal Bill Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Passes in the House

On Friday, May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, public accommodations, housing and more.  Called the “Equality Act …

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Title VII Discrimination Claims Can Go Straight to Federal Court Rules Supreme Court

On Monday, June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act even if they are not first brought to the U.S. Equal …

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NYC Employers Take Notice: NYC Consumer Affairs Changes Name as it Launches a Worker Rights Campaign

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has changed its name to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).  Simultaneously, the DCWP launched the “We Fight for Every Worker in NYC” campaign to encourage NYC …

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Is A Rumor A Woman Slept Her Way to the Top Sex Discrimination?

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled spreading rumors that a woman slept her way to the top is sex discrimination.  The Fourth Circuit includes federal courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, …

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Avoidance of Women is Not the Answer to the #MeToo Movement

Since October 2017, companies have been grappling with how to respond to the #MeToo movement.  We have seen employers impose enhanced sexual harassment policies and conduct more robust internal investigations. We have seen New York …

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CT Employers: When is the Last Time You Conducted Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training?

Connecticut employers with 50 or more employees have long been required to provide supervisors with sexual harassment training.  Employers, however, often get tripped up on the timing of the training when an employee is promoted …

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2018 Compliance Recap for New York State and City Employers: This Year was a Whirlwind!

2018 brought more compliance challenges and administrative burdens to employers in New York State and New York City.  Below is a quick recap of a few of these laws to ensure you are in compliance …

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