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A Discussion on Title VII & Bostock

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WELA Virtual CLE

A Discussion on Title VII & Bostock
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:00 PM

“In Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.”?Bostock v. Clayton Cty., Georgia, No. 17-1618, 2020 WL 3146686, at *3 (U.S. June 15, 2020). Sweeter words have rarely been uttered.

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CLE Details

Brian J. Sutherland, who was lead counsel for Bostock, recently took a position as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Washington State Office of the Attorney General and will discuss the path this case took to sweet victory in front of a very divided Supreme Court.

Denise Diskin, executive director of QLaw Foundation, will present about the potential impact and reach of this decision. We will then open up the meeting to discuss the case and its impact.


July 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm