How Pending Supreme Court Rulings on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Will Affect Your HR Decisions
In the spring of 2020, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a set of three cases to determine whether or not there are federal protections for employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The case is looking at protections that stem from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, something every employer should already be familiar with. Title VII explicitly bans employers from discriminating on the basis of color, race, religion, national origin, and sex. The court will decide if sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Here is what the decision could mean for your HR department.