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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Transgender Man in Kentucky Stands Up Against Employment Discrimination for His Family

April 24, 2017, 3:56 pm The harassment and discrimination lasted for more than two years – until the end of June 2016, when Mykel was fired, stemming from the negative treatment he had endured at work.
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Montana Woman Who Faced Housing & Employment Discrimination Testifies for LGBT Non-Discrimination

April 20, 2017, 11:29 am LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination is something that Kathleen knows would strengthen Montana immeasurably – it's a vital step forward that is critical to ensuring no one faces discrimination because of who they are or who they love.
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Transgender Woman in Arizona Faces Employment Discrimination Three Times in Two Years

January 13, 2017, 11:15 am Employment discrimination happens again and again and again and again to transgender Americans – and after even the very first time, it has a truly negative, crushing impact on people.
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Years After Facing Employment Discrimination, Bisexual Floridian Reflects on Importance of Visibility, Support & Pride

September 18, 2016, 9:12 pm One experience stands out as a particularly stark example of discrimination – years ago in Florida, Jessie was fired from her job because of her sexual orientation.
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Advocate & Entrepreneur Aydian Dowling: I Was Fired for Being Transgender

September 7, 2016, 9:40 am "A lot of people say that I must not have any issues being trans," Aydian Dowling said. But just a few years ago, Aydian was fired for being transgender, a story familiar with far too many transgender people.
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WATCH: Transgender People Share Experiences Transitioning in the Workplace with Supportive Coworkers

By Adam Polaski • August 3, 2016, 9:31 am This week Logo released a new web video that helps showcase the stories of transgender Americans and underline the importance of coworkers, friends, and other allies accepting, understanding, and affirming their identities.
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New Hampshire Governor Issues Historic Executive Order Protecting Transgender State Employees

By Megan Clayton • June 30, 2016, 3:17 pm Today, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan issued an executive order protecting state employees from discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
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Historic: Louisiana Senate Committee Advances Employment Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • April 29, 2016, 12:56 pm On Thursday, April 28, the Senate Labor Committee voted 4-2 in favor of SB436, a bill to ensure that no one faces employment discrimination in Louisiana based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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KFC Takes Action Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination, Underlining Need for LGBT Protections in Virginia

By Adam Polaski • March 1, 2016, 1:06 pm The restaurant franchise KFC has taken action against one of its restaurant managers in Richmond, Virginia, who hired and then fired a woman simply because she is transgender.
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Arizona Marriage Plaintiff: Why I Feared for my Job the Day I Filed a Marriage Lawsuit

February 26, 2016, 1:25 pm "If my company didn't approve of my love for my husband, I feared that my job offer could be revoked, and I'd have no legal recourse or protections."
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Transgender Veteran and Parent of 3 Daughters Testifies in Support of Florida Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 9, 2016, 12:41 pm Do you know what it's like to work each day with the fear that you could be discriminated against because of who you are or who you love, and the knowledge that under our state law there is nothing you can do? Because I do.
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Jeb Bush: “I totally agree with” State-Level LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws

By Megan Clayton • July 17, 2015, 10:54 am In a talk with employees of a San Francisco tech start up on Wednesday, Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush affirmed his support for state laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
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Federal Commission Takes Step Toward LGBT Workplace Protections

By Adam Polaski • July 16, 2015, 6:30 pm In a decision dated July 15, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded that employers cannot discriminate against employees based on sexual orientation.