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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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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc.

Case Number



Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Sean F. Cox

Date Filed

September 25, 2014


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