By Claire M. Brueck, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.


The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against an employee who was fired from her job as a security guard at a hospital in Georgia. The employee alleged she had been discriminated against because of her sexual orientation and gender non-conformity. On Friday, March 10, 2017, the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the employee’s employment discrimination complaint, finding that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is not protected against by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employee is seeking a rehearing of the Court’s decision.


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