The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a fundamental right, and States cannot prohibit same sex marriage. This ruling likely has far reaching implications for employment law. Some courts had previously ruled that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII, the law that prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. In light of this ruling, it is likely we will see a reverse in course, and sexual orientation will soon be considered a protected characteristic, meaning employers would be prohibited from considering a person’s sexual orientation when making an employment decision. Please contact Darren McClain, your Tampa Employment Lawyer, with any questions.
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