Bloomberg Law
March 18, 2021, 10:50 PM

EEOC Commissioners Eye Guidance on LGBT Worker Protections

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision granting federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBT workers left open issues that the EEOC can address, two agency leaders said on Thursday.

In its June ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, the justices didn’t address whether religion can be used as a shield against discrimination lawsuits or whether employers can have bathrooms, locker rooms, or dress codes segregated by sex—issues that continue to be debated in courts.

The EEOC has “actually already decided” some of the issues sidestepped in Bostock, Jocelyn Samuels, a Democratic commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said during an ...