EEOC Is On The Case: Action Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination


Employment Law Monthly - December 2016

By Deborah H. Share

A district court in Pennsylvania recently denied an employer's motion to dismiss when it found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based upon sexual orientation. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Comm'n v. Scott Med. Health Ctr., P.C., 2016 WL 6569233 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 4, 2016). Discrimination "because of" one's sex and stereotyping based on one's sex includes harassment and creation of a hostile work environment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation.  

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