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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on June 15 that protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020

In the July 1, 2020 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine, HEC assistant general counsel Emily Marr explains the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock vs Clayton County for civil rights and employment law. 

Before Bostock, civil rights protections for gay or transgender individuals at work were dependent on state law. While Hawai‘i employers were already prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, this is an important time for employers to ensure they understand the laws and are promoting an inclusive workplace for all employees.  Read more at HB online.

Emily was also interviewed by Hawaii Public Radio concerning this ruling and how it impacts Hawaii’s employers.  Listen to the HPR interview online.

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