Federal Law on Workplace Non-Discrimination Now Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The EEOC has finally issued a ruling that sexual orientation workplace discrimination is illegal under federal law –  the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This provides litigants an additional source of protection and cause of action against employers discriminating on the basis of their sexual orientation.  The EEOC found that although the Act does not contain an explicit prohibition on sexual orientation discrimination, “an allegation of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is necessarily an allegation of sex discrimination.”

Link to article from The New York Times