On Thursday, a federal court ruled that Title VII, sex discrimination, included protections based on sexual orientation, reinforcing that many LGB employees do have legal protection from being fired.
EEOC rulings are not binding on federal courts, however they are persuasive. And while the Supreme Court has not ruled on this issue, this federal ruling is an important step in the progress toward workplace protections for LGBT Americans. PROMO continues to advocate for the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), which would permanently and explicitly protect LGBT Missourians.
If you are fired from your job because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, you may be eligible to file a complaint with the EEOC through Title VII. To do that, visit www.EEOC.gov. Please also share your story with us here to help PROMO work to pass MONA.