The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear three cases to decide if employees are protected from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. This will be a key decision that could resolve a circuit split and agency disagreement on this issue. However, experts say it many not have much day-to-day impact on employers, as legislators in 20 states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws to address gender identity and sexual orientation protection at work. Even if the SCOTUS determines that it is legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, state laws and other issues could still give employees a legal claim if, for instance, they are harassed by a co-worker for being LGBT. Read the full article.