Topics :: workplace discrimination

Amid House intransigence, Democrats Could Attempt to Force ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
With congressional Democrats seeking to force a vote on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives through the use of a discharge petition, the White House indicated Wednesday its openness to using a similar strategy.

Ask Lambda Legal: Out At Work

By EDGE | Monday Mar 17, 2014
I just applied for a new job, and am not sure if I should be "out" during the interview process. I don’t think my state protects employees from being discriminated against. Can I be out at my interview or at work without risk of being rejected or fired?

SF Rule Aims for LGBT Tenant Protections Nationwide

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
National developers wishing to build residential projects with 10 or more units in San Francisco would have to disclose if they prohibit LGBT discrimination under a proposal gay District 9 Supervisor David Campos is championing.

Iowa Store Clerk Says He was Fired For Being Gay, Sues

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A store clerk from outside of Des Moines, Iowa, says he was fired from his job because he is gay -- not long after he was told he was acting too "feminine" in the store.

Honda Still Sees Chance for ENDA

By Matthew S. Bajko | Monday Dec 9, 2013
Despite the House leadership’s refusal to bring it up for a vote, a federal bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination isn’t dead yet in the eyes of a South Bay congressman.

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

By Justin Snow | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill is urging Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the end of the 113th session of Congress.

Transgender Cop in Conn. Files Complaint

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Dec 5, 2013
A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

2 Same-Sex Couples Sue BNSF Over Health Benefits

By Gene Johnson | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though voters in Washington state legalized gay marriage last year.

Calif. Lesbian Teacher Files Discrimination Suit

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
A lesbian teacher filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hesperia Unified School District that alleges unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of her sexual orientation.

Virginia’s Governor-Elect to Make LGBT Discrimination Top Priority

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Virginia governor-elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during his first press conference that his first order of business will be to ban anti-LGBT discrimination against state employees.