Content Filed Under: Employment

No one should have to face being harassed at a job, denied a job, or let go from a job simply because of who they are or who they love. However, we know this is the case for many LGBTQ people across the country. In these articles, we explore the effects of non-discrimination in employment law, and make the case for why it is essential.


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A Transgender Woman and Her Employer Reflect on the Impact of Employment Protections for Labor Day

September 2, 2018, 10:40 am Freedom for All Americans checks in with Lianne and Shana about the victory in New Hampshire and, as we recognize Labor Day, why employers should support, encourage, and care for their transgender employees.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.
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Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission Moves to Enforce LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 11:41 am The commission will interpret existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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‘Virginia Beach for Fairness’ Coalition Launches to Fight for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections in VA

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Campaign working to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections in 2019.
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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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What’s at Stake: The Future of the Supreme Court Following Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 2:36 pm A look at how a new Supreme Court nominee could affect cases involving LGBTQ people that come before the high Court.
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49 Years Since Stonewall: Looking to the Past to Keep Moving Forward

By Shane Stahl • June 28, 2018, 10:38 am Remembering a watershed moment in LGBTQ history, and using what we learned to move forward in the nondiscrimination movement.
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Freedom For All Americans Participates in “Upworthy #Upchat” on Marriage Anniversary

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2018, 5:23 pm Freedom for All Americans participated with dozens of other groups in today's social media takeover.
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Celebrating 3 Years of Obergefell v. Hodges, and Looking Forward to a Future Free From Discrimination

By Communications Team • June 26, 2018, 9:17 am Looking forward to the steps still to come in the nondiscrimination movement, while celebrating 3 years of marriage for same sex couples.
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Augusta, GA Approves LGBTQ Employment Protections for Municipal Employees

By Shane Stahl • June 20, 2018, 1:17 pm Augusta-Richmond County has taken new steps to protect LGBTQ municipal employees from discrimination.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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For the First Time, Federal Judge in Texas Finds that Title VII Protects Transgender Workers

By Adam Polaski • April 10, 2018, 2:44 pm "Applying these recent cases, the court assumes that Wittmer's status as a transgender woman places her under the protections of Title VII."
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Lesbian Educator Fired For Her Sexual Orientation Brings Attention to Discrimination in Ohio

April 9, 2018, 5:35 pm Ohio educator Jimmie Beall explains how when she was fired by her school district for being openly gay, Ohio's lack of nondiscrimination protections caused her myriad problems when trying to seek recourse.
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So Far, 2018 Has Been Marked by Huge Victories for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:05 pm Legislative and judicial LGBTQ victories in 2018 have continued to build momentum for LGBTQ equality nationwide, even in the face of a presidential administration that has sought to roll back advancements. With 8 months left in the year, here is a sampling of victories so far in 2018.
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Dr. Rachel Levine Blazes a Trail for Transgender Government Officials with Confirmation as Pennsylvania Secretary of Health

By Shane Stahl • March 29, 2018, 11:04 am On March 20, the Pennsylvania State Senate approved four acting officials to officially join the cabinet of Governor Tom Wolf; included was Dr. Rachel Levine, now the highest ranking transgender government official in Pennsylvania.