LBGTQ Rights

Sexual Orientation/LBGTQ+ Discrimination

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia, finally recognized that the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and transgender status.  In Maine, sexual orientation and gender identity have been protected classes under the Maine Human Rights Act for several years.  Both laws prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status.  This includes unfavorable treatment by an employer in terms of hiring, firing, compensation, promotion, training, benefits, among other terms and conditions of employment.  It also applies to unlawful harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Contact the LBGTQ+ lawyers at Clifford & Clifford to discuss your case.