Tag Archives: Gender

Is Discrimination Against Gay Employees Now Illegal Under Title VII?

On July 15, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a 17-page opinion letter which states that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is forbidden under Title VII’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination. For those who want to read the … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment

When people hear the phrase “sexual harassment”, they typically envision a lecherous boss propositioning his attractive secretary for sexual favors. While sexual harassment can certainly take this form, it also includes a host of other activities, many of which have … Continue reading

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The Equal Pay Act (EPA) — Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is a federal law which prohibits employers from discriminating in the payment of wages based on employee gender. While this may seem to duplicate the protections offered under Title VII (even though the EPA was … Continue reading

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Title VII – The Swiss Army Knife of Workplace Discrimination Laws

Title VII is a series of federal laws which prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. I call it the Swiss army knife of workplace discrimination laws because it covers so many different … Continue reading

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