Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

Key Points

  • An employer should establish a policy prohibiting discrimination against individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • It is critical to provide training to all employees and supervisors regarding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
  • An employer should have a reporting procedure that allows individuals to bring complaints of discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity to management without fearing retaliation. Additionally, an employer should consider state and municipal laws with regard to workplace protections for individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • An employer should consider what accommodations may need to be provided to individuals who identify as transgender when it comes to restrooms, dress codes, and transitioning, among other things.

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