As of January 12, 2021, Palm Beach County’s equal employment ordinance has been amended to cover smaller businesses.    Companies in Palm Beach County with between 5 and 14 employees (Federal and State civil rights acts normally cover companies with 15 or more employees) will now have to comply with the County’s equal employment ordinance.

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Following up on my earlier posts here and here, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has just filed a third lawsuit in which it charged an employer with sex discrimination of a transgender employee.

The EEOC said Friday it has filed suit against Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services Corporation charging it with violation of Title

April showers bring May flowers, but recently April has brought a flurry of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discrimination enforcement directed to the protection of transgender employees under Title VII.

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First, a bit of background:  transgender is generally defined as a person who identifies with a gender other than the one they were born

In July, I posted about the perils of gender based hiring. I pointed out that a company can “discriminate” based on protected characteristics (except race), when that characteristic is what is called a “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (“BFOQ”).  To be a BFOQ, being a member of that group is essential to the job.  Then, in