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Lambda Legal, Freedom to Work Resolve EEOC Complaint on Behalf of Maryland Transgender Woman 07/15/2013

(New York, July 15, 2013) - Lambda Legal and Freedom to Work have reached a settlement on behalf of a transgender woman employed by a government contractor in Maryland. The woman filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and alleged that she was subjected to physical and verbal harassment in the workplace over a two year period.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal: Application of DOMA to Block Health Benefits for Wife of Lesbian Federal Court Employee Would Be Unconstitutional 11/09/2010

(San Francisco, November 9, 2010)—Lambda Legal yesterday filed a brief in U.S.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Prompts IRS to Tackle Anti-Gay Bias Among Agents 07/31/1998

(NEW YORK, July 31, 1998) -- Following scrutiny of anti-gay bias at the Internal Revenue Service, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday that the agency has promised that its management will travel to IRS field offices throughout the country and train agents to provide fair treatment to groups supporting lesbians and gay men.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Seeks Justice for Top High School Teacher Targeted by Anti-Gay Abuse 03/09/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2000) — An award-winning high school teacher mercilessly harassed for being a lesbian is asking a California appellate court to reinstate her employment discrimination case against her school district, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Sues on Behalf of Dental Hygienist Fired for Having HIV 01/29/1999

(ATLANTA, January 29, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applying a United States Supreme Court decision recognizing that federal anti-discrimination law protects people with HIV, announced Friday its lawsuit on behalf of an Atlanta dental hygienist fired solely because of his HIV-status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda to Argue Appeal of Dental Worker Fired for Having HIV 05/16/2001

(ATLANTA, May 16, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging a federal court in Atlanta to rule that a dental hygienist’s employer violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing him after learning he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda to High Court: Federal Law Applies to Same-Sex Sexual Harassment 11/25/1997

(NEW YORK, November 25, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging the United States Supreme Court to recognize that Title VII, the federal law against sexual harassment at work, should be applied without regard to the sex or sexual orientation of the harasser or victim.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Urges Supreme Court to Uphold ADA Protections for State Employees 09/13/2000

(NEW YORK, September 13, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, together with 19 other civil rights organizations, is urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold the federal Americans with Disabilities Act as a protection against disability-based discrimination by state agencies.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lesbian Teacher, Under Siege For Years, Wins Her Day in Court 04/20/2000

(LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2000) — A California Court of Appeal has ruled that the award-winning high school teacher mercilessly harassed on the job for being a lesbian can sue the school district that turned a blind eye to her desperate pleas for help, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
LGBT & Civil Rights Groups Urge U.S. Ninth Circuit to Uphold Ruling Striking Down "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" 04/04/2011

(Los Angeles, April 4, 2011) — Lambda Legal, Knights Out, OutServe, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Anti-Defamation League today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Military

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