Thursday, April 18, 2019

8th Circuit Hears Arguments Over Title VII's Applicability To Sexual Orientation

Yesterday, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Horton  v.  Midwest Geriatric Management (audio of full oral argument). As reported by the National Law Journal, at issue is whether Title VII's prohibition on discrimination "because of sex" covers discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In the case, a health care specialist sued after his offer of employment was rescinded, claiming the rescission came because his employer discovered he was gay.