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Oswego County Transgender Employee Denied Coverage for Transition-Related Care

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Oswego County and the Oswego County Department of Social Services settled the lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of Sean Simonson, a retired transgender county employee who was denied health insurance coverage for his transition-related care. ...
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Second Federal Appeals Court Rules LGBT Workers Protected Against Employment Discrimination

Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven stands outside the Second Circuit Court with Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Employment Fairness Project Director Greg Nevins, Don's partner William, the estate's lawyer Gregory Antollino and Lambda Legal's Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan.
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Monday, in a 10-3 decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. ...
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HRC Suspends Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index Rating Based on TLDEF’s Anti-Discrimination Cases

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Based on two successful proceedings brought by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart's Corporate Equality Index rating has been suspended by the HRC. ...
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Supreme Court Will Not Review Lesbian EEOC Lambda Legal Discrimination Case

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Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. ...
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Married Couple in Kentucky File Lawsuit Against Amazon for Discrimination

Allegra Schawe-Lane and her husband Dane Lane
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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a married couple who faced cruel and persistent discrimination at an Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky. ...
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Gay New York Skydiving Instructor Files Employment Discrimination Suit

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has granted en banc review in Zarda v. Altitude Express, the case of a New York skydiving instructor who was fired from his job because he was gay. ...
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Landmark Federal Court Decision Extends Workplace Discrimination Protections to Lesbian and Gay People

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In a groundbreaking, 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. ...
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Eleventh Circuit Rules Against Employee Harassed and Forced Out for Being a Lesbian

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit largely affirmed a lower district court’s ruling Friday dismissing the lawsuit of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was targeted for harassment and effectively terminated from her job at Georgia Regional Hospital because she is a lesbian and didn’t conform to gender norms in her appearance and demeanor. ...
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Lesbian Employee Discriminated Against at Savannah Hospital

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Last April, Evans filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against her former employer, Georgia Regional Hospital ...
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Lesbian Instructor Sues Ivy Tech After Denial of Full-Time Status

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Kimberly Hively says that Ivy Tech Community College, where she worked for 14 years, denied her full-time employment and promotions because she's a lesbian. ...
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