CASER.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit over the discharge of an employee who refused to comply with a Michigan funeral home’s sex-specific dress code, which requires employees to dress in a manner sensitive to grieving family members and friends. The EEOC attempted to force the business to allow a biologically male employee to wear a female uniform while interacting with the public.
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US Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC, courts can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress

Religious Freedom

US Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC, courts can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress

ADF attorneys represent Michigan funeral home punished because lower court judicially rewrote Title VII

Apr 22, 2019 Read More

ADF asks US Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC and court can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress

Religious Freedom

ADF asks US Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC and court can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress

ADF attorneys represent Michigan funeral home punished because court judicially rewrote clear wording of Title VII

Jul 20, 2018 Read More

6th Circuit: Feds can strong-arm those who minister to the grieving

Religious Freedom

6th Circuit: Feds can strong-arm those who minister to the grieving

Court ruling forces Michigan funeral home to allow male funeral director to wear female uniform

Mar 07, 2018 Read More

Michigan funeral home asks appeals court to uphold respectful dress code for employees

Religious Freedom

Michigan funeral home asks appeals court to uphold respectful dress code for employees

ADF attorney available to media following hearing at 6th Circuit

Oct 03, 2017 Read More

Funeral home buries federal govt in Michigan religious freedom case

Religious Freedom

Funeral home buries federal govt in Michigan religious freedom case

Court says feds can’t force Michigan funeral home to allow male funeral director to wear female uniform

Aug 18, 2016 Read More

Feds say political strong-arming more important than respecting grieving families

Religious Freedom

Feds say political strong-arming more important than respecting grieving families

ADF attorney available to media after hearing asking court to stop govt from forcing funeral home to allow male funeral director to wear female uniform

Aug 10, 2016 Read More

ADF: Govt shouldn’t strong-arm those who minister to the grieving

Religious Freedom

ADF: Govt shouldn’t strong-arm those who minister to the grieving

New motion asks court to stop feds from forcing funeral home to allow biologically male employee to wear female uniform

Apr 08, 2016 Read More
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v.-r.g.-g.r.-harris-funeral-homes/eeoc-v-r-g-g-r-harris-funeral-homes---reply-brief-for-petitioner.pdf?sfvrsn=ae156500_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v.-r.g.-g.r.-harris-funeral-homes/eeoc-v-r-g-g-r-harris-funeral-homes---petition-for-writ-of-certiorari.pdf?sfvrsn=dce5ff10_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v.-r.g.-g.r.-harris-funeral-homes/eeoc-v-r-g-g-r-harris-funeral-homes---sixth-circuit-opinion.pdf?sfvrsn=91ebce70_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v.-r.g.-g.r.-harris-funeral-homes/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-r-g-g-r-harris-funeral-homes---district-court-opinion-and-order.pdf?sfvrsn=c5e9f6ca_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v.-r.g.-g.r.-harris-funeral-homes/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-r-g-g-r-harris-funeral-homes---motion-for-and-brief-in-support-of-summary-judg.pdf?sfvrsn=eda4ce49_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v.-r.g.-g.r.-harris-funeral-homes/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-r-g-g-r-harris-funeral-homes---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a704d5_6
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U.S. Supreme Court
Reply brief for petitioner Nov 06 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for writ of certiorari Jul 20 2018
Appellate Court
6th circuit opinion and order Mar 07 2018
Trial Court
District court opinion and order Aug 18 2016
Trial Court
Motion for and brief in support of summary judgment Apr 07 2016
Trial Court
Amended complaint Jun 01 2015

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Kristen Waggoner: Bureaucrats shouldn’t be involved in gender politics at funeral homes (Daily Caller, 2019-05-01)

Jeana Hallock: SCOTUS to rule on whether men can wear women’s clothes on the job (The Federalist, 2019-04-29)

Thomas Rost: EEOC uses my funeral homes to rewrite laws (Detroit News, 2019-04-25)

David Cortman: Keep the government out of the grieving process (National Review, 2019-04-23)

Jay Hobbs: Should grieving families be forced to deal with a cross-dressing funeral home employee? (Daily Caller, 2018-11-25)

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