By Chuck Stanley (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 Title VII when it fired the employee transitioning from male to female as a funeral...
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