Weigh in on gay work­ers’ rights: Ap­ple

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

Dozens of com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Al­pha­bet Inc’s Google, Ap­ple Inc, Mi­crosoft Corp, and Vi­a­com Inc have asked the US Supreme Court to ad­dress whether a law ban­ning sex dis­crim­i­na­tion in the work­place pro­vides pro­tec­tions to gay em­ploy­ees.

A group of 76 com­pa­nies sub­mit­ted a brief to the court say­ing a split among lower courts on that ques­tion had cre­ated un­cer­tainty for em­ploy­ers and gay work­ers.

The com­pa­nies asked the Supreme Court to take up the case of Jameka Evans, a for­mer se­cu­rity guard at a Ge­or­gia hospi­tal, who says she was ha­rassed and forced to quit her job be­cause she is gay.

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