Attorney General Reverses DOJ Policy On Protection Of Transgender Employees Under Title VII

On October 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys announcing a new Department of Justice policy that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect employees from discrimination based on their transgender status.  This announcement reverses prior DOJ policy announced by former Attorney General Eric Holder…

Missouri Court Finds No Protection Under the Law for Employee Tormented and Fired for Being Gay

Back in July of this year, our co-editor, Jennifer Garner, reported on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) landmark opinion in Complainant v. Foxx, which announced for the first time the Commission’s position that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Despite no explicit protection…