EEOC on a Roll: Rules that Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

In this recent post, I discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) aggressive prosecution of gender identity discrimination in employment on the basis that such conduct is prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The EEOC wasn’t done there. In a 3-2 vote, the EEOC recently concluded that Title VII forbids,...

LLCs Are People, My Friend: Piercing the Limited Liability Company Veil in Connecticut

When you are the plaintiff in a commercial litigation matter, obtaining a judgment against a company that did you or your business wrong can bring a sense of vindication and justice. What it won’t necessarily bring you are the dollars and damages you were awarded in that judgment. Often a judgment against a corporation or limited liability...

Transgender Employment Discrimination Being Aggressively Attacked by EEOC

The recent Vanity Fair cover story featuring the former-Bruce/now-Caitlyn Jenner is representative of the increasing awareness and visibility of transgender individuals and the unique issues and challenges they face. To the extent that employment discrimination is one of those challenges, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made it clear that it views such discrimination to...

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