Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nevada Passes Legislation Banning Discrimination in Employment Based Upon Gender Identity or Expression

Though there remains no specific protection at the federal level against employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered employees, Nevada has chosen to provide such protection for their employees by amending their employment discrimination law.

Under the right set of circumstances and facts, however, a claim could be brought under Title VII against discrimination involving lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered employees IF the employer’s adverse action was based not upon sexual orientation or transgendered status, but upon a failure by the employee to conform to gender stereotypes.

Congrats, Nevada!

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