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NCLR Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Three Cases about the Rights of LGBT Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org “A Supreme Court decision reversing these established protections would be catastrophic...


NCLR, GLAD Tell 8th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE March 15, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 NCLR and GLAD file brief...


2nd Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prohibited Under Title VII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018 Contacts:  Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Second Circuit Says...


1st Circuit Recognizes Lesbian Firefighter’s Sex Discrimination Claim

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld a $700,000 jury award for Lori Franchina, a lesbian firefighter who experienced extensive unchecked harassment from her co-workers at the Providence Fire Department.


NCLR responds to historic sexual orientation discrimination decision

(April 4, 2017 San Francisco)— Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision holding...


NCLR Statement on Trump Decision Regarding LGBT Executive Order

Today's statement says only that President Trump does not intend to take the extreme step of abolishing existing anti-discrimination protections for federal employees and contractors, some of which have been in place for nearly twenty years. That is not a step forward.


Transgender Employee in Louisiana Prevails in Employment Discrimination Case

(LAKE CHARLES, LA, Dec. 7, 2016)—A former employee of an installment loan company in Lake Charles, Louisiana has prevailed in...


NCLR Responds to Seventh Circuit Decision Rejecting Sex Discrimination Claim by Lesbian Worker

(San Francisco, CA, July 29, 2016)—Yesterday, a panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that it was bound...


NCLR Applauds EEOC Ruling That Federal Sex Discrimination Laws Protect Workers Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

(Washington, DC, July 17, 2015)—On July 15, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—the agency charged with enforcement of federal...


Civil Rights Groups Sue National Finance Company for Illegally Firing Transgender Employee

(New Orleans, LA, April 13, 2015)—A national Mississippi-based finance company fired a transgender man after he refused to agree to...


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