Bloomberg Law
April 11, 2018, 10:30 AMUpdated: April 11, 2018, 1:52 PM

Corporate Religious Freedom Examined as LGBT Protections Expand (1)

John McCoy
John McCoy
Legal Editor

A flurry of recent appellate court decisions have changed the landscape of worker protections under federal workplace discrimination laws. This has raised questions for employers who may look to religious protections to defend their hiring and firing decisions.

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was designed to put an end to the “Mad Men” days of demeaning and discriminatory treatment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex. Interpretations of the law’s protections against sex discrimination have expanded to cover more individuals within the LGBT community.

“The law is finally beginning to catch up with ...

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