EEOC Appeals Funeral Home Transgender Bias Ruling

Law360, New York (October 14, 2016, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday said it will appeal to the Sixth Circuit a ruling that a funeral home's firing of a transgender employee was protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The agency is appealing U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox's August dismissal of a transgender former employee's wrongful termination claim against R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. on the grounds that its dress code was protected under the RFRA as religion based. The EEOC had claimed the funeral home violated...
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