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Seventh Circuit Makes the Case for Covering Sexual Orientation Under Title VII – Then Punts to the Supreme Court

Posted: August 1, 2016

A former adjunct teacher who accused her employer of sexual orientation discrimination lost her case because federal law does not offer protection for employees who say they are discriminated against on that basis.  A panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals was bound by precedent to deny her claims, but noted that employees who bring sexual orientation discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be protected. For more information, click here