Supreme Court unanimously opens door to more workplace bias claims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for workers to pursue employment discrimination claims over job transfers in ruling on a case involving a St. Louis policewoman who said she was reassigned due to sex discrimination.

Federal civil rights law already prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics such as sex, race, and religion. But the matter before the high court was whether Title VII requires an employee who has been transferred to a new job to prove in court that he or she has experienced a significant disadvantage, such as harm to his or her career or a change in salary or rank.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks during an event at the Library of Congress for the 2024 Supreme Court Fellows Program hosted by the Law Library of Congress on Thursday, Feb.
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