Supreme Court Ruling - June 14, 2020 LGBTQ and Workplace Rights
In a 6-3 ruling, the court ruled that federal civil rights laws protect gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace nationwide. The court cited the words of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, stating that employers may not fire or refuse to hire employees based on their race, religion, sex or national origin. The court's decision was based upon three separate employment cases brought before it in which the employers contend that intentional discrimination against employees based on their homosexual or transgender status was not a basis for Title VII liability. In each case, an adverse employment action was taken based upon the employee's sex.