Essay on The Rights Opportunity Commission Of The Civil Rights Act

947 Words Nov 24th, 2015 4 Pages
We live in a place where discriminatory is still a large issue. Not all states in America are free of discriminatory against transgender people. A few states such as California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Nevada, clearly outlaws discriminatory against transgender. Discriminatory laws against transgender, varies from state to state. Nevada’s law bans discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations such as restaurants, hospitals and retail stores. As of today, transgender employees are protected against being fired because of his or her status as a transgender in all 50 states. The protections are based on a recent court ruling from the federal courts and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which made it illegal for anyone to discriminate based on sex. For an employee to be covered under Title VII, the company they work for, must employ 15 or more full-time or part-time employees. Other states might have stricter laws regarding on how many employees must a company employ to be covered under Title VII.
The change that leads to the new ruling under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was the EEOC decision, issued on April 20, 2012, in a case brought by Transgender Law Center: Macy v. Holder. “An employer who discriminates against a transgender employee can still challenge the EEOC’s ruling in Macy if a case goes to federal court. However, given Smith v. City of Salem, Schroer v. Billington and Glenn…

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