Following months of speculation, the Supreme Court announced today that it would decide whether the prohibition in Title VII against discrimination “because of sex” encompasses discrimination against gay and transgender workers.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases, one from the Second Circuit and another from the Eleventh Circuit, that reached opposing conclusions on

About 1.4 million Americans recognize themselves – surgically or otherwise – as a gender other than the one they were born into. In recent months, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has promoted the view that the federal employment anti-discrimination law, Title VII, does not ban employment discrimination against employees on the basis of gender identity.

Transgender and gender non-conforming employees now have added protections in California workplaces. On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed an amendment to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) requiring certain California employers to provide additional sexual harassment prevention training. The original law, Government Code 12950.1, requires employers with at least 50