"Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."
US Supreme Court Holds that Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
“When people discriminate, harass, and retaliate against you, they can make you feel like you are imagining things and that you are the problem.
You are not alone, you are not crazy, and you certainly are not the problem.
At Newkirk Zwagerman we do everything in our power to achieve the best resolution for you. Sometimes that means working it out with the employer and making changes to the workplace, and sometimes that means going to trial. I help clients obtain all sort of positive resolutions, including $11.8 million jury verdict in a sexual harassment case and $6.5 million in a public settlement for equal pay, gender and sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation.
Whether your case is worth $1,000,000 or $1, we work with you to get you the best resolution for you.”more »
“After seeing discrimination claims for 30 years I recognized part of the problem was a lack of understanding and the need for education on how bias works and how bias creates harm. To address this, I donate a good portion of my time to educating employees and other large organizations on the risks of implicit bias and work to design methods to reduce the negative impact of implicit bias on equal access to criminal and civil justice, employment, athletics, education and medical care. At Newkirk Zwagerman we are committed to solving both sides of equation – holding employers accountable through aggressive litigation, but also showing them and our clients that in the search for true equality, there may be a better way forward.”more »