Consider the awful position in which it could place employers who are lax with their termination decisions.
Title VII does not (yet) specifically identify 'sexual orientation' as a protected class.
The EEOC, which is an agency of limited financial resources, is going to go after that which will provide the most bang for its buck.
While Kleiner won a battle, it lost a larger business war — one its leaders could have prevented by taking actions that demonstrated the need to act professionally.
The president made an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity last year.
Discrimination cases are laced with emotion. The plaintiff, in essence, is accusing the employer and its management of bigotry of one kind or another.