EEOC’s Attempt to Avoid Title VII Conciliation Requirement Fails

Most of you already know that Title VII prohibits discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. What you may not know, is that although Title VII empowers the EEOC to enforce its provisions through litigation, it...

EEOC Rules Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination On the Basis of Sexual Orientation

On July 15, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) ruled for the first time that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) extends to and prohibits employment discrimination on the basis...

Governor Brownback Removes Employment Protections for LGBT State Workers

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback in an executive order Tuesday rolled back employment discrimination protections for state workers and then, with a second order, reinstituted most of the protections he had just removed.  The ones that...

Missouri Courts and Legislature Weigh-In On Same-Sex Marriage

In October, Judge J. Dale Young ruled that Missouri must recognize same-sex couples who married in states that recognize such unions, despite Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.  Missouri legislators have now taken action to...