Lessons Learned about Equal Pay in Higher Education


The #MeToo movement has brought public awareness to claims concerning pay disparity based on gender.
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Has the Fourth Circuit Set the Stage for LGBTQ Protections Under Title VII?


The Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in Evangeline Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Incorporated, 915 F.3d 297 (4th Cir. 2019) grabbed headlines for its controversial ruling that workplace gossip can support a sex harassment claim under Title VII, but the Court’s decision may also be a harbinger for a decision down the road recognizing sexual orientation bias as a form of sex-based discrimination under Title VII.
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Sixth Circuit Extends Title VII Protection to Gender Identity Discrimination, Joining Second and Seventh Circuits


Last month, with its decision in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., 884 F.3d 560 (6th Cir. 2018) the Sixth Circuit broadened Title VII protection to include protection for individuals who are transgender or transitioning.
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Second Circuit Joins Seventh Circuit, EEOC in Holding that Anti-Gay Discrimination is Sex Discrimination


With its en banc decision on February 26, 2018 in Melissa Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., No. 15‐3775 (2d Cir. Feb. 26, 2018), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appeals court to hold that sexual orientation discrimination is prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which expressly prohibits discrimination based on sex, but not sexual orientation.
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4th Circuit Decision Highlights Importance of Comparator Evidence


The Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court decision granting summary judgment to the employer in an employment discrimination suit brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964...
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