Jill M. Lashay, Shareholder in Buchanan’s Labor & Employment Section, was quoted in a Central Penn Business Journal article about a recent decision by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which ruled that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling resolved the case of a federal employee who claimed he was passed over for a promotion because of his sexual orientation. While the ruling only applies to federal workers so far, Lashay explains that employers should pay attention to the status of the law in their area, as competing court rulings might arise before the issue is decided by the Supreme Court.
“Stay tuned for the next chapter, because it’s going to be coming very quickly," Lashay says.
Read the full article – “Employers should track aftershocks of EEOC ruling, experts say” (Central Penn Business Journal, July 24, 2015)