One year ago a historic civil rights victory in the Supreme Court was achieved, ensuring federal, uniform protection from employment discrimination LGBTQ employees. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes LGBTQ employees. This was a landmark decision for LGBTQ and human rights in the United States And it was my privilege to represent Gerald Bostock.
“I have had time to process everything and I’ll be honest: It still feels amazing,” Buckley Beal client Gerald Bostock told USA Today, which noted that the ruling has far-reaching implications for education, housing and healthcare. “I’m just thrilled every day I think about the impact that we have made and the impact we are making currently.”
I’m proud of our firm’s work on this case. One year later, when I reflect upon it, I know there’s still much work to be done, both on this case and employment discrimination as a whole. With Mr. Bostock’s case now reversed and remanded, Buckley Beal will continue his fight in the federal district court.
Meanwhile, our firm is working on other cases involving transgender rights, bringing new issues to the foreground, such as this case in which a transgendered woman suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts suffered two days in a Norcross psychiatric center where she was denied prescription medication, strip-searched by male attendants and insulted by staff and fellow patients.
At our firm, we believe that no one should be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
If you are an LGBTQ+ person with employment law concerns, please call us today at (404) 471-3725 to connect with our leading employment attorneys. To read the full USA Today article, click here.