It’s refreshing to read a judicial opinion that offers a little common sense, but that should be the rule rather than the exception.
Employee have a right to express protected conduct without reprisal, just as employers have the right to discipline or terminate insubordinate employees.
ENDA or no ENDA, the EEOC will accept charges alleging LGBT discrimination under Title VII’s sex-discrimination prohibition.
If you use selection criteria or tests for hiring (criminal records, credit records, etc.), you must maintain those records for all applicants.
Fighting this issue will play into the hands of labor unions that they are needed to increase worker pay and to generally fight for their workplace rights.
Unlike employers, courts favor equities and try to avoid inequitable results.
The announcement is the first concrete details about these long-rumored rules, and could become a key part of President Obama’s legacy, which, unlike the Affordable Care Act, will be done without Congressional approval.
I believe that a majority of Americans now support the extension of all civil rights to the LGBT community.
Employers can be guilty of retaliation even where the only person aware of the protected activity is the harasser.