The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation.
Sexual orientation bias is still not covered under Title VII in the Eleventh and Second Circuits. But employers should keep watching and looking to the near future before drastically altering any anti-harassment or anti-discrimination policies protecting LGBT employees.
Should employers rejoice under a new EEOC Chair? Maybe. Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic discusses what is to come from the EEOC under a new administration and new agency leadership. Less may change than employers think.
All employers can benefit from reviewing OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Anti Retaliation Programs and implementing the recommendations as necessary, whether covered by the 22 whistleblower statutes that OSHA enforces or not.