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When the Law is Unclear, What Employers Should do

Recently, the US Department of Justice filed a brief with the US Supreme Court arguing that federal law does not provide anti-discrimination protections for individuals on the basis of gender identity. The DOJ’s position contradicts the position that the …
protections for individuals on the basis of gender identity. The DOJ…asis of sex includes discrimination based on gender identity. This potential shift in policy means rel https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-law-unclear-what-employers-should-do/

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day. In Massachusetts, there are current elections for a U.S. Senate seat, all 9 U.S. House of Representatives districts, Governor, state Attorney General, state Secretary of State, state Senate, state House of Represent…
discrimination against individuals based on gender identity https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/tuesday-november-6th-election-day/

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Managing employee appearance in the workplace can be challenging. Generally, private employers can set whatever dress, grooming, and appearance standards that they think are appropriate for their businesses, as long as the standards are not discriminatory…
iscrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of the law. There has b…How to accommodate staff members who require gender identity and religious accommodations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/creating/

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

iscrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of the law. There has b…How to accommodate staff members who require gender identity and religious accommodations https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/accommodations-workplace1/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination

On April 21, 2017, Royal attorneys presented a seminar discussing how to navigate through the legal landscape of the evolving and challenging area of discrimination law: transgender discrimination
iscrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of the law. There has b https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/transition-law-transgender-discrimination1/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination

On February 2, 2017, Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick hosted a roundtable seminar discussing how to navigate through the legal landscape of the evolving and challenging area of discrimination law: transgender discrimination
iscrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of the law. There has b https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/transition-law-transgender-discrimination/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination

iscrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of the law. There has b https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/transition-law-transgender-discrimination/

Final Rule Issued Regarding Discrimination by Health Care Agencies

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its Final Rule implementing the prohibition of discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.
gender identityd to treat individuals consistent with their gender identity. In regards to individuals with disabilit https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/final-rule-issued-regarding-discrimination-health-care-agencies/

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

As business owners, upper management and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee b…
sexual orientation and gender identity https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-enforcement-guidance-national-origin-discrimination/

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

As business owners, upper management, and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee …
and gender identity https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-new-enforcement-plan-fiscal-years-2017-2021/

Royal at The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms' CLE Session

On October 10, 2016, Attorney Karina L. Schrengohst of Royal, P.C. presented on the topic of Managing Employee Lifestyles and Appearances in the Workplace in 2017. The presentation covered a variety of topics including: visibility of piercings/tattoos, g…
gender identity https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/community/royal-national-association-minority-and-women-owned-law-firms-cle-session/

Managing Employee Lifestyles and Appearances in the Workplace in 2017

On October 10, 2016, Royal, P.C. presented at the NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC CLE held at Walmart's Home Office Auditorium in Bentonville, Arkansas.
gender identity https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/managing-employee-lifestyles-and-appearance-workplace-2017/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

On May 1, 1989, the United States Supreme Court held that discriminating against individuals based on perceived non-conformity with gender stereotypes is a form of sex (gender) discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/transition-law-transgender-discrimination-workplace/

Governor Baker Signs Transgender Accommodations Bill Into Law

On July 8, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill expanding civil rights protections for transgender individuals in Massachusetts. The new law, which takes effect October 1st of this year, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender id…
prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations.  It allows individ…ted restrooms or locker rooms based on their gender identity. The law includes language to address pub https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/governor-baker-signs-transgender-accommodations-bill-law/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodation Law

There has been a great deal of national public debate over access to bathrooms for transgender individuals. The Massachusetts Senate approved a pending bill that seeks to add gender identity as a protected class under Massachusetts public accommodation l…
te approved a pending bill that seeks to add gender identity as a protected class under Massachusetts pub https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/transition-law-transgender-discrimination-public-accommodation-law/

New Prohibitions Against Transgender Discrimination Likely

Royal, P.C. authored an article about transgender discrimination in the most recent edition of BusinessWest magazine.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/new-prohibitions-against-transgender-discrimination-likely/

Connecticut Adds Interns to Its Anti-Discrimination Laws

On October 1, 2015, Connecticut became the sixth jurisdiction to prohibit discrimination against unpaid interns, joining Oregon, California, Illinois, Washington D.C., and New York. While this list is relatively short, it has grown significantly since Or…
gender identity or expression https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/connecticut-adds-interns-its-anti-discrimination-laws/

Law: A New Enforcement Priority: EEOC Targets Gender Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

Discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of employment law. Some states, including Massachusetts, have recognized gender identity as a protected class under state anti-discrimination laws. Federal courts are in…
iscrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of employment law. S… have recognized gender identity as a protected class under state anti https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/law-new-enforcement-priority/

Federal Agency Proposes New Sex Discrimination Guidelines to Apply to Federal Contractors

Companies that contract with the Federal Government should be aware of new proposed regulations that may affect the way they run their businesses under current sex discrimination regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Co…
and discrimination based on gender identity and family care https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/federal-agency-proposes-new-sex-discrimination-guidelines-apply-federal-contractors/

Transgender Discrimination is Gender Discrimination

In July of 2013, the decision in a landmark case, Mia M. Macy v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, established that discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity and sex stereotyping is sex discrimination prohibited under Tit…
s gender identity and sex stereotyping is sex discrimination p https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/transgender-discrimination-gender-discrimination/

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