Bostock settles LGBT bias lawsuit

The lawsuit that transformed Title VII is over.

Remember Gerald Bostock?

He filed suit against Clayton County, Georgia, alleging that he was fired because of his sexual orientation. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in 2020 that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination were types of "sex" discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

After the Supreme Court decision, the Bostock case went back down to federal court in Georgia, and the court ruled that the case would have to go to trial.

But it was announced today that Mr. Bostock and Clayton County have resolved their differences and reached a settlement. The court is waiting for a formal dismissal to be filed.

(The individual plaintiff in the transgender case (R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC) died about a month before the Supreme Court decision was issued. The funeral home and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled in December 2020.) 

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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