RECENT SCOTUS RULING REGARDING LGBT EMPLOYEES

Recent SCOTUS Ruling Regarding LGBT Employees

The following ruling applies to Title VII employers (non-governmental, 15 or more employees, excluding Native American tribal plans):

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA on June 15, 2020, and held that an employer that fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII. In light of such ruling, employers should consult their employee benefits attorney regarding any exclusion of gender transition and similar services in their group health benefit plans.