A U.S. appeals court in Atlanta made a lot of waves in the employment law community this week by ruling that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are some interesting wrinkles to the case that employers need to know about.
In essence, what the court said was that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation.
But before employers take that as gospel, here are four things they need to know:
1. Other circuit courts don’t feel the same
Circuit courts across the U.S.