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Lambda Legal client Kim Hively
Demanding
workplace equality

Despite recent advances, people in this country are still being fired, harassed and targeted at work because they are LGBT. Workplace issues are the number one concern among callers to Lambda Legal’s Help Desk.

Lambda Legal has been at the center of this work for years, filing briefs in three cases at the Supreme Court in 2019 and securing a victory in 2017 in the landmark Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College case before the full Seventh Circuit – the first federal Court of Appeals to rule that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. Also in 2017, Lambda Legal argued as amicus in Zarda v. Altitude Express before the full Second Circuit. Lambda Legal further served as counsel of record in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital in the Eleventh Circuit, and won a landmark victory on behalf of a Georgia state employee who was fired for being transgender in Glenn v. Brumby, also in the Eleventh Circuit. Three of Lambda Legal’s successful efforts in 2014, in federal courts in Seattle, Chicago, and Washington D.C., were cited by the EEOC in Baldwin v. Foxx.