Supreme Court Holds LGBT Employees Protected By Title VII in Landmark Decision

| Jun 15, 2020 | Firm News

In a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court held that civil rights law protects LGBT workers. The court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law,” Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote for the majority in the 6-to-3 ruling.