Up until June 15th, employers in over half the States in the Nation could fire someone simply because they were Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual or Transgender. As astonishing as they may sound to some, to others it was a very real fact of life.
We are amid a significant Black Lives Matter movement and the timing of this United States Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) reminds us that inclusion and anti discrimination is now more important than ever. My grade school children learn as I did and my parents before me did, we live in a country with the basic principal of majority rule with minority rights.
Asserting LGBTQ Protection Under The Civil Rights Act
The Supreme Court made history this week by asserting protection of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include people regardless of their gender identity and sexual preferences.
We have seen literally hundreds of legislative proposals across the country in the past couple years around ensuring workplaces are free from sexual harassment and discrimination. This landmark decision only continues the directional movement in our country.
This stems the question: Is your company where it needs to be?