WORDS MATTER: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Title VII And The Prohibition Of Discrimination “On The Basis Of Sex” Protects LGBTQ Workers “Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives…

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2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature….

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Top 10 Developments of 2018 in Employment and Higher Education Law: NUMBER 10 – HIGHER ED ROUNDUP 2018 was a year full of legislative action at the federal level. In…

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Can a religious preference belief ever support a defense to anti-discrimination laws?  That was the question the U.S. Supreme Court faced and avoided in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil…

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During the first few weeks (or even months) in office, President Trump will have a lot of key issues (e.g., healthcare and immigration) on his agenda.  What we do not…

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Number 48:  Transgender Rights Under Title VII  As Pride festivities celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture occur this month in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and…

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Category: EEO, Sexual Orientation,

Number 47: Same Sex Harassment Is Illegal It seemed like a simple enough issue.  In 1984, the Supreme Court found that sexual harassment — when it is severe or pervasive…

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Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the bill is not expected…

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Category: EEO, Sexual Orientation,