Civil Rights Act of 1964 News

Civil Rights Ruling Protecting Gay Employees Likely Headed to Supreme Court: View

Everyone agrees that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sex. Are they also forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation? In a momentous decision earlier …

Court Rules Gay Employees Not Protected Under Civil Rights Law

In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. A three-judge panel of the …

Lawsuit Alleges Yahoo Discriminated Against Men in Employment

A Yahoo Inc. media executive fired from the internet company last year has filed a lawsuit claiming a job review process implemented by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was used to cut men from executive ranks and lay them off illegally, …

Suit Charges Wal-Mart with Discrimination Against Gay Employees Over Health Benefits

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused of discriminating against gay employees in a lawsuit that pits the biggest U.S. retailer against rights activists just weeks after same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. In a proposed class-action complaint, Wal-Mart employee Jacqueline Cote says …