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Category Archives: Sexual Orientation Discrimination


Employer Insurance Coverage for Gender Transition or Sex Transformation Procedures: Robison v. Dignity Health (N.D. Cal)

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you work for an employer through which you have insurance coverage, yet your coverage does not include “sex transformation surgery,” could your employer be violating the law? As the recent Northern District of California case of Robinson v. Dignity Health contends, this may represent a form of gender discrimination. Although the case is… Read More »

Discrimination Against Same-Sex Spouse and Sex Discrimination at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Can an employee find protections against discrimination through claims of sex discrimination—rather than discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity—in order to expand gay rights in the workplace? That is the question recently posed by an article in Bloomberg Business in relation to a Walmart employee’s workplace discrimination claim. If the court decides… Read More »

Florida Legislature Declines State Law Granting LGBT Protections at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Florida Competitive Workforce Act seemed like a step in the right direction for Florida lawmakers – a recently proposed bill (SB 120) which would expressly prohibit discrimination in the workplace against gay and transgender employees. However, the Florida legislature did not pass the bill. The bill not only aimed to prevent employment discrimination… Read More »

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