EEOC Makes Intentions Known – It Will Go After Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

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Signaling its intent to pursue its viewpoint that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (including transgender identity), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken several recent steps to advance its theory that Title VII’s statutory term “sex” has broad application within the meaning of the federal employment discrimination law.

Court Bucks Notion That There is Nationwide Jurisdiction if the EEOC Sues Under Title VII

Court Bucks Notion That There is Nationwide Jurisdiction if the EEOC Sues Under Title VII

On September 22, 2014, in EEOC v. Vicksburg Healthcare LLC, et al., Case No. 3:13-CV-895 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 22, 2014), Judge Keith Starrett the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted defendant’s motion to dismiss an EEOC lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction and insufficient service of process.