Law360 (March 12, 2021, 9:54 PM EST) — A North Texas community college must face claims it fired a former employee after she revealed her sexual orientation to her manager and co-workers, a Texas appellate court ruled, finding the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In a 2-1 decision, a three-justice panel of the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas determined Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, required the state appellate court to read the TCHRA’s prohibition of discrimination because of sex to apply to discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender…

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