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Category: Sexual Orientation

In the Big Apple, Using the Wrong Pronoun Could Cost your Company $250,000

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”), the city agency that enforce anti-discrimination laws, recently issued guidance on discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/html/law/gender-identity-legalguidance.shtml). The New York City …

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Files Its First-Ever Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently initiated lawsuits against two employers for alleged transgender discrimination.  These are the agency’s first-ever lawsuits involving transgender rights.  These developments are consistent with the position the EEOC adopted …

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President Obama Prohibits LGBT Discrimination Against Federal Employees And Those Who Work For Federal Contractors

At the end of July, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) discrimination against federal employees and employees of federal contractors.  The Order amends Executive Order 11478 to add …

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