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Podcast: Supreme Court Hears Landmark LGBT Cases

This podcast features a unique look inside the Supreme Court as XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld reports on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from being fired based on their sexual orientation, transgender or transitioning status. The justices heard oral arguments on October 8, with rulings not expected until 2020.

The Court appeared deeply divided in what figures to be the most closely watched employment law controversy of its term. Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express v. Zarda involve a pair of gay men who claimed they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation while R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC involves the first transgender civil rights employment case to reach the Supreme Court.

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Additional Resources

LGBT Rights by State

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in the Workplace - Supervisor Briefing

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