Tag archives: sexual orientation

Hitting a moving target: a year of expansion for federal contractor regulation and enforcement

Over the past year, the bar for U.S. federal contractor compliance has been raised considerably.  Between the Executive Orders issued by President Obama and the recent uptick in the number and dollar amount of settlements involving Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the risks to contractors who fail to make the leap are greater than … Continue reading

What protection do employees have against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in France?

The matter of discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation is becoming more and more topical as the claims of the homosexual community give rise to a greater public awareness of the protection of each individual’s sexual orientation. In this respect, employees’ protection against such type of discrimination is principally ensured through the general principle … Continue reading

What protection from discrimination do employees have on the grounds of sexual orientation?

Traditionally the grounds of sexual orientation have become a condition to discriminate. In Colombia, legal provisions focus in the prohibition of all forms of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. According to Article 13 of the Colombian Political Constitution, each individual is born free and equal before the law, the same protection … Continue reading

What protection from discrimination do employees have on the grounds of sexual orientation?

This article was written by Yusuf Peer, an Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa South Africa has a long history of discrimination, primarily based on race, due to its former apartheid policies. In addition to race however, there is also a history of discrimination and intolerance based on other grounds such as gender and sexual … Continue reading

Current status of legal protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in employment

As the workforce becomes more and more diverse, sexual orientation and gender identity have become very hot topics in discussions regarding employee rights. It may be surprising to learn that neither is considered a protected class under current federal employment discrimination law in the United States. At last count, however, 32 states, including the District … Continue reading
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