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EEOC's Trans Bias Win Exposes Shakiness Of RFRA Defense

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 9:45 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit’s groundbreaking decision Wednesday that a funeral home owner’s religious beliefs didn't shield him from a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming he illegally fired a transgender employee serves as a clear warning to employers that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a questionable tool to defend against trans discrimination suits, experts say.

In its ruling, the Sixth Circuit held that R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. violated Title VII by firing funeral director Aimee Stephens after she informed owner Thomas Rost...
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Case Title

EEOC v. R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral


Case Number

16-2424

Court

Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

1442 Civil Rights: Jobs

Date Filed

October 13, 2016

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