Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Title VII to be Amended to Protect Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination?

Eric B. Meyer over at The Employer Handbook is reporting on a bill, called the "Equality Act," which will be introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and several Senate Democrats as a “wide-ranging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination bill.” A companion bill will also arrive in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Included in this wide-range of protections would be protection against discrimination in the workplace.  A fact sheet detailing the bill's plans can be found here.

As I have written about for several years now on this blog, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act ("ENDA") has failed time after time in Congress, and perhaps simply amending Title VII, especially with transgender and LGBT issues at the fore in the media lately, are all that is needed to provide for this much needed protection for thousands of employees across the United States as currently a majority of the states provide no protection, or limited protection for for the LGBT community in the workplace.

Stay tuned!

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