Time Bar on NC Discharge Claims Not Retroactive: Judge

Law360, New York – A North Carolina federal judge concluded Friday that the state’s recent reduction of the statute of limitations for certain wrongful discharge claims, which stemmed from the now-infamous law limiting transgender individuals’ access to public facilities, can’t retroactively be used to kill a claim that would have been timely absent the change.

NC Legislature’s Tweak Leaves Bathroom Law Mostly Intact

Law360, New York (July 5, 2016) — North Carolina lawmakers have largely left intact a controversial transgender bathroom law that blocks local governments from granting civil rights protections to LGBT individuals, but restored the ability to sue for discriminatory termination in state courts and gave workers one year to bring such claims.

Fourth Circuit Rules that Title IX Provides Transgender Students Right to Bathroom of Gender Identity

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision, holding for the first time that federal law prohibits public schools from denying transgender students access to bathrooms that correspond with their gender identities. The Fourth Circuit’s 2-1 decision overturned the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s holding that Title IX of the Education Amendments Act does not allow for students to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.

4th Circuit Transgender Ruling Signals Defeat For NC Law

Law360, New York – When the Fourth Circuit ruled this week that barring a transgender male student from the boys’ bathroom in Virginia violates federal education law, it forecast a defeat over North Carolina’s already notorious discrimination law. Among its many provisions, H.B. 2 restricts transgender people’s access to public restrooms, which, if enforced in schools, experts say could cost North Carolina $4.5 billion in federal funding.

NC Governor Proposes Tweaks To Transgender ‘Bathroom’ Law

Law360, New York – A hastily enacted North Carolina law that undid a Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance that in part allowed transgender people to use the restroom of their choice could potentially limit access to state courts for employees trying to pursue a wide range of discrimination claims, including those related to race and gender, plaintiffs attorneys say.

Kevin Murphy Reviews Governor Pat McCrory’s Signed House Bill 2

Last night, Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 into law, a mere 10 hours after it was first revealed to the public. In their haste to strike down Charlotte’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance, the General Assembly and Governor enacted a law that does far more than prohibit transgender and gender nonconforming Charlotteans from using public restrooms.