Courts inch closer to recognizing sexual orientation as a protected class

The Ohio Bell Telephone Company fired Plaintiff Jason Koren after he missed work for his father's funeral. Koren suspected that Ohio Bell really fired him because he's homosexual and took his husband's last name. He sued for gender discrimination. Did the court: a) grant Ohio Bell's motion...

If you hire only people you have the hots for, is that sex discrimination?

It's a well-known fact that good-looking people have a better chance of being hired and promoted , and make more money, than less good-looking people. At least, as long as you're not too hot . Generally, there isn't much you can do about it if your opportunities are limited by male pattern...

How Do You Spell Civil Rights? ENDA

Yesterday, the EEOC announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a Charlotte security-services company on behalf of a group of male employees who claim that their same-sex captain and lieutenant sexually harassment them. This news comes on the heels of President Obama's Inaugural Address...

Phoenix Adds Sexual Orientation as a Protected Class – Ordinance G-5780

The City of Phoenix added "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" to the groups of protected classes under local law. The non-discrimination provisions prohibit discrimination in (1) employment; (2) public accommodations; (3) housing; (4) city construction contracts;...