Today more than 75 businesses signed onto an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court that argues Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should protect employees from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The filing in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital represents the largest number of businesses ever affirming in a brief that Title VII should be interpreted to include protections for discrimination based on sexual orientation. Lambda Legal is representing Jameka Evans in the case. Evans worked as a Georgia security guard, but she faced harassment and eventually was forced to leave her job because of her sexual orientation.
Freedom for All Americans is proud to have worked with Lambda Legal, Out Leadership, and the Human Rights Campaign on outreach to businesses, asking them to make their voices loud and clear to the U.S. Supreme Court. Signers to the brief include AirBnB, Apple, Ben & Jerry’s, Carnival Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Eastern Bank, Google, Levi Strauss & Co., LinkedIn, Lyft, Mastercard, Miami HEAT, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PayPal, RBC Bank, Salesforce, Starbucks, Tampa Bay Rays, Trillium Asset Management, and Viacom. A full list of signers is available here.