Supreme Court declines to review appeals court case on rights of transgender students

Last week, amid a flurry of opinions and other actions, the U.S. Supreme Court made a notable decision not to act when it declined to review Gloucester Cty. School District. v. Grimm, a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving the rights of transgender students. The court’s decision was not unanimous – Justice Alito and Justice Thomas would have reviewed the case – but the 7-2 vote means the 4th Circuit’s decision will stand. 

Transgender employee transition guidance for employers

While most of the conversations in schools about gender transition has been focused on students, schools need to be aware that transgender employees may be involved in gender transition as well.  Federal laws against sex and disability discrimination make it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, harass, or otherwise discriminate against transgender employees 

Final ruling issued in favor of transgender student

A federal district judge recently issued a final ruling in favor of transgender student Gavin Grimm. The ruling marks an end to a long legal process that began in 2015, with stops in the district court, court of appeals and U.S.

New decisions on the rights of transgender students

Earlier this month, two federal courts issued decisions in cases involving the rights of transgender students. These decisions should help school districts understand their legal obligations as they apply to all students. 

Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board 

Sixth circuit holds that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on transgender status

On March 7, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel held that employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their transgender or transitioning status, notwithstanding the employer’s sincere religious objections.

sclark@ohiosch… Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:20