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U.S. Supreme Court Rolls Back Employment Discrimination Protections for Teachers at Religious Schools

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Religious School Teachers and Employment Discrimination Protections Under the Law

On July 7, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a margin of 7-2 that teachers at religious schools whose duties include religious instruction do not receive employment discrimination protections under federal law.

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Supreme Court Rules that Employers are Prohibited from Discriminating Against Employees Due to Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

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United States Supreme Court: Employers Prohibition of Discriminating Against Employees Due to Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) cover individuals who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Court took on three separate cases where an individual was terminated after disclosing that he or she was homosexual or transgender. Although the plaintiffs in all three lawsuits alleged that they were unlawfully discriminated against because of their sex in violation of Title VII, they received different results from the federal appellate courts.

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Supreme Court to Weigh in on Standard for Age Discrimination by Federal Employers

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Age Discrimination and Federal Employers

On January 15, 2020, oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States caught the attention of a news cycle primarily because Chief Justice John Roberts presented an interesting hypothetical question. Chief Justice Roberts presented a scenario in which an interviewer used the phrase “OK Boomer” while meeting with an older applicant. While the question presented by Chief Justice Roberts drew media attention because of the ongoing cultural discussion centered on the phrase “OK Boomer,” the argument before the court that day dealt with issues that could significantly change the way claims of age discrimination against federal employers are analyzed.

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