While many Americans believe that they are protected from virtually any and all workplace discrimination on the basis of their membership in a protected classification, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the chief federal statute prohibiting workplace discrimination, retaliation, and harassment; has only recently been interpreted by the Supreme Court of the United States to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of a worker’s LGBTQ identity.
Prior to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, neither federal legislation nor Ohio state law explicitly protected LGBTQ workers from discrimination from private employers for their sexuality or gender identity. However, the Bostock decision provides an explicit remedy in Title VII for employees who are denied an employment opportunity, promotion, or benefit on the basis of their LGBTQ identity or who are denied entry into the workforce or management positions due to implicitly discriminatory hiring and promotion criteria.
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At The Law Offices of Nicholas A. Kulik, we are proud to stand by and fight for your rights under Title VII and other federal and state employment law. Whether you are a worker who has faced workplace discrimination or an employer who wants to remain in compliance with changing workplace regulations, it is important to consult with an experienced employment attorney.
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