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Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

Title VII does not ban gender identity discrimination, DOJ says

Posted in Discrimination, Gender Identity Discrimination, Politics, Sexual Orientation
Asserting that the U.S. Department of Justice “must interpret Title VII as written by Congress,” the DOJ is reversing the Obama-era interpretation of Title VII, taking the position that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. In a memorandum issued this week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ formally withdrew a 2014… Continue Reading

Does DOJ action on “race-conscious” college admissions mean anything for federal contractors?

Posted in Affirmative Action
Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, business owners, employers, and employees alike have been waiting to see what the effects on social policy will be. Of particular interest to employers, and especially federal contractors, is whether the Administration will bring about a more conservative approach to enforcement in the employment arena, including equal employment opportunity and affirmative… Continue Reading

Trump v. Sessions: Are we witnessing a “constructive discharge” in real time?

Posted in Wrongful Discharge
As anyone who’s been following the news is aware, President Trump has been publicly and repeatedly indicating his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. We are a non-partisan blog, so I’m not going to get into who’s right and who’s wrong about the underlying dispute. But it does seem to me that the President is trying… Continue Reading