Summer is here, a time when employers scramble to cover vacation schedules and employees burn through their PTO.
It’s also Pride Month. I thought I’d take this opportunity to discuss some important employment laws designed to ensure equal opportunity at work for LGBT people.
Nationwide, there are still 26 states that do not have laws banning discrimination against LGBT workers. And there are important cases pending before the Supreme Court that will determine whether sexual orientation discrimination is prohibited by federal law (Title VII).
But in California, it is unambiguous that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are unlawful.
In recent years, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has issued key regulations on protections for gender identity and expression. (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, §§ 11030 – 11031.)
Read more for key takeaways:
Finally, I am thrilled to introduce you to Danielle Hinton, who joined our firm as Counsel earlier this year. Together, we bring 15+ years of labor and employment law expertise to client matters. Rest-assured, you are in good hands when you need an employment or labor lawyer in California. We look forward to hearing from you.
Happy Summer! Happy Pride!
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