Erica Lai Speaks on Panel Discussing Watershed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Title VII Cases before U.S. Supreme Court
October 8, 2019
Erica Lai spoke on a panel with other counsel who represented or spearheaded amici briefs in the trio of watershed Title VII cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2019-20 term: Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Funeral Homes v. Stephens. The cases address whether Title VII’s prohibition on employment discrimination “because of . . . sex” encompasses discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The panel discussed the U.S. Supreme Court arguments held earlier in the day. Erica Lai and C&G’s Washington, D.C. office filed a brief on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center and 36 other women’s rights groups answering the question in the affirmative and in support of the employees.