Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Bias, 7th Circ. Rules

Law360, Chicago (April 4, 2017, 6:36 PM EDT) -- In a landmark opinion Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court in the country to extend the protections afforded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The decision gives Kimberly Hively — who brought the case against her employer, Ivy Tech Community College — and other gay and lesbian people the right to sue over what they perceive as discriminatory employment practices based on their sexual orientation. (AP) The 8-3 decision, which came after the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Jobs

Date Filed

April 2, 2015

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