Tag Archives: sexual orientation discrimination

Bank of America settles LGBT discrimination claim

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.

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Benchmarks: Can ‘perceived homosexual’ bring job-bias suit?

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.

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Benchmarks: Transgendered job applicant loses bid to sue UPS

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 ...

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Lawmaker renews push on sexual orientation bias bill

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 ...

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Lawyers USA’s Top Ten Opinions of 2011

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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