On March 10, 2017, in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that sexual orientation discrimination is not actionable under Title VII. The 11th Circuit joined nine other federal circuit courts to deny such an action. While the circuit court held Title VII sexual orientation discrimination claims cannot be maintained,…

In November 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). The EEOC characterizes national origin discrimination as discrimination because an individual (or his or her ancestors) is from a certain place or has the physical, cultural, or…

The “Oh By The Way” Rule and the EEOC’s Increase in Poster Fines All employers should be familiar with the required EEO Posters. A lack of familiarity and compliance could cost you. Federal law requires employers to post a notice describing the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based upon race, color, sex, national original, religion,…

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