In a remarkable and righteous decision, the US Supreme Court in Gerald Lynn Bostock Vs Clayton County has laid down clearly and convincingly that employees cannot be fired from the jobs merely because of their transgender and homosexual identity. It also lays down in simple and straight language that, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” Very rightly so!
The Court by a 6-3 majority held that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sex also protects employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. It must be mentioned here that the Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibits discrimination of any kind in the workplace based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin.
Be it noted, for this situation which emerges out of an appeal recorded by Bostock, who is a long-term representative, was supposedly terminated by his boss basically for being gay or transsexual. The issue that was considered by the Court was whether the Act forbids separation on the ground of sexual direction or sex character? This main point of contention was analyzed in detail by the US Supreme Court.
Presumably, the US Supreme Court by this most recent, milestone and very excellent judgment has, at first sight, made it confident that representatives cannot be terminated only for being gay or transsexual. All the businesses should consistently cling to this very praiseworthy judgment in entirety. The businesses must shun enjoying victimization any representative only for being gay or transsexual as it has only nothing to do with the current task and each individual has an option to be either gay or transsexual, and nobody can have a free option to meddle in that! There can be no denying or contesting it!