Pope Francis recently announced support for same sex unions saying that: “homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God.” This break with earlier dogma is in line with new rights given to the LGBTQ community including full protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was recently recognized by the US Supreme Court. The Court held that employers’ discrimination against employees based on their sexual orientation or transgender status violates Title VII protection of sex-based discrimination. If you feel you have been the victim of sex discrimination at work, please contact Thompson Legal Center at 813-769-3900. We offer free confidential consultations and can help you file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC. Let us help you protect your rights.