It’s been a long time coming, but LGBTQ workers are finally a step closer to being truly protected from workplace discrimination, according to a ruling from a federal appeals court in Chicago. The judges determined that, under the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, LGBT employees cannot be fired on the basis of their sexual orientation, the first time that determination has been made in court.
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It stems from the case of Kimberly Hively, who sued Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana, alleging that the school denied her promotions and eventually fired her because she’s a lesbian. A federal appeals court panel upheld the dismissal of her lawsuit last year; this ruling reversed that. Read more…More about Lambda Legal, Discrimination, Lgbtq Rights, Lifestyle, and Social Good