July 20, 2016 Articles

Creating an Inclusive Workplace for LGBT Employees

The courts and the EEOC have provided examples of scenarios that may be considered gender identity or sexual orientation discrimination.

By Elizabeth Joiner and Angelique Lyons

It is critical in today’s workplace for employers, and the attorneys who represent them, to understand their responsibilities toward employees who are homosexual or those with gender identity issues. The law in this area is continually evolving, and businesses must stay ahead of the curve because courts are retroactively applying new interpretations of existing laws. This article explores the various legal issues facing employers in addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees, and suggests ways to proactively address these matters in your workplace to create an inclusive environment.

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