It’s back. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was recently re-introduced in the House of Representatives.
The bill includes workplace protections for lesbian, gay and bisexual people as well as transgender individuals.
As you know, current federal law protects employees from workplace discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion and national origin. ENDA would add sexual orientation to those protected categories.
Similar bills have been introduced numerous times over the past 15 years. The word is that ENDA’s got a better shot at passage this year than ever before.
This time around, the House proposal has 118 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. We’ll keep you posted.
This Week’s New Stories
- Employer tossed biased test results – still hit hard in court
- Manager was too flexible — company lands in court
- DOL: Watch this legal pitfall in employee furloughs
- Sexual orientation bias bill resurrected
- Workplace was ‘like a guys’ locker room’ — but was it harassment?
- Court: Firing complainant’s romantic partner not retaliation
- Can you recover health premiums when employees don’t return from FMLA?
- Layoff news causes heart attack — employee gets comp