The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has voted to issue an "interpretive statement" to extend protections under the state's Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to the LGBT community. However, it remains to be seen what effect the commission's interpretation will have. Last year, Michigan's attorney general told the commission it lacks the authority to reinterpret the ELCRA and warned it would be subject to a lawsuit if it did so.
Gay workers won a major victory with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals 10-3 decision that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans sexual orientation discrimination.
XpertHR offers many tools and resources to help an employer manage individuals who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).
This section of the XpertHR best practice manual discusses the key steps that employers can take to ensure that transgender individuals receive fair and equal treatment in the workplace.
Updated to include information on a federal district court case on whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination.
Updated to reflect EEOC Fact Sheet on bathroom access rights for transgender employees.
HR guidance on ensuring that workplace policies and practices do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.