Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Title VII And The EEOC

Law360, New York (July 28, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently ruled that a claim of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation states a claim of discrimination on the basis of sex within the meaning of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The unnamed complainant in the case, an air traffic controller who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration in a temporary position, alleged that the FAA had discriminated against him on the basis of sex when it did not select him for a permanent position as a front line manager. The complainant alleged that he was not selected because he...

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