Attorney General James Lauds Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ+ Employees from Discrimination

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:05

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today applauded the United States Supreme Court for ruling, in a 6-3 decision, that employers cannot fire LGBTQ+ employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The court ruled that employment discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ population violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court’s decision resolved three cases considered together: Altitude Express v. Zarda; Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. Last summer, Attorney General James co-led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that federal anti-discrimination laws protect LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace.

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