Supreme Court Passes On LGBT Workplace Discrimination Case

posted by Josh Hart -

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case of LGBT discrimination.

The high court denied an appeal from a woman in Georgia who alleges she was harassed and forced to quit her job at a state-owned hospital. Jameka Evans argued the hospital violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it discriminated against her because of her “sexual orientation and her nonconformity to gender norms of appearance and demeanor,” according to her attorneys at Lambda Legal.

Previously, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Evans’s claim and dismissed her lawsuit. The court said it could not rule, based on its past precedent, that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under Title VII.

Lambda Legal criticized the ruling saying it will cause confusion across the country. The Supreme Court gave no explanation as to why it didn’t take the case.

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