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6 Questions To Test Employers' Expertise On Trans Issues

Law360, New York (April 18, 2017, 10:43 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit's landmark decision that sexual-orientation bias is prohibited under Title VII indicates that courts are increasingly willing to adopt more inclusive positions toward gay workers, and may well keep moving in the same direction with respect to transgender employees.

Ruling en banc in favor of Kimberly Hively, a lesbian professor at Ivy Tech Community College, the Seventh Circuit staked out a position that lines up with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's view.

The legal basis behind the Seventh Circuit's ruling, which held that sexual orientation is protected under Title VII's ban on sex-based discrimination, may also be used...

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