Professors Green, Kalir, Kowalski, and Broering-Jacobs Co-Author Amicus Brief Cited by U.S. Court for the Sixth Circuit

Professors Matthew W. Green Jr., Doron Kalir, Kenneth Kowalski, and Carolyn Broering-Jacobs co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of Equality Ohio that was cited in a recent opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Alana Jochum, C-M Law ‘10, serves as Equality Ohio’s executive director.  The case, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., No. 16-2424 (March 7, 2018), involved the termination of an employee because of her transgender status in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Title VII, among other things, prohibits discrimination because of an employee’s sex.  Equality Ohio submitted its amicus brief on behalf of the employee, Aimee Stephens.  The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the employer and the Sixth Circuit reversed.  In its opinion, the court cited Equality Ohio’s brief multiple times, including in support of its holding that discrimination based on an individual’s transgender status is impermissible under Title VII because such discrimination necessarily takes into account the individual’s sex.

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One Response to Professors Green, Kalir, Kowalski, and Broering-Jacobs Co-Author Amicus Brief Cited by U.S. Court for the Sixth Circuit

  1. Christopher L Sagers says:

    Congratulations!!!

    Typos, blame iPhone.

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