Bank of America will pay $7,500 to settle the first action to enforce the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new rule prohibiting home lenders from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.Read More »
Does state law prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination protect a heterosexual employee who claimed he suffered from a hostile work environment because he was perceived to be a homosexual? One state court just answered that question in the negative.Read More »
The 2nd Circuit should strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as an unconstitutional violation of the equal protection rights of same-sex couples, a trio of state Attorneys General argues in a new brief.Read More »
Employers aren’t supposed to be clairvoyant when it comes to job applicants. So it’s hard to fathom why a transgendered Minnesota man ever expected to hold UPS liable for discrimination when he couldn’t even show the shipping company was aware ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – One day after President Barack Obama said in a television interview that he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, the chairman of a Senate committee on workplace issues called for a hearing on the long-stalled Employment ...Read More »
As usual, there were a number of noteworthy decisions from federal and state courts in 2011: 1. Topping the list is the 11th Circuit’s decision to strike down the individual mandate in the new federal healthcare reform law. The federal ...
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A stagehand who claims he lost work on country music awards shows because he is gay has won a federal court ruling that allows him to pursue a discrimination lawsuit against the Nashville, Tenn. local of the theater workers union.Read More »