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.
  • 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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