Gay Discrimination Cases in the Workplace

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Gay discrimination in the workplace is not currently prohibited by a federal law, but there are many state and county laws across the country that protect gay and lesbian employees from discrimination. Learn about the sexual orientation discrimination laws with advice from a certified civil mediator in this free video on the workplace.

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Video Transcript

You own a business, and suddenly you have found yourself confronted with what do you do with a gay or lesbian employee. Hello, I'm Robert Todd and I'm here to answer the question, "What is gay discrimination in the work place?" Well, it may interest you to know that at the present time there is no federal law protecting gay employees and lesbian employees in public work places. However, there are federal executive orders that exist that protect gay and lesbian employees, who are employees in the federal government, or who are employees in government programs that receive federal funding. Now, the other thing to consider is, some states, and at this point in time over 17 states and the District of Columbia, have laws protecting gay and lesbian employees. And then, there are over 180 municipalities and counties that have ordinances that protect gay and lesbian employees. So if you have a question, you may be well advised to consult a lawyer that deals with employment discrimination on a regular basis to assist you in this regard. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.


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