Monday, June 2, 2014
A Broken Bargain: Unchecked Discrimination Against LGBT Workers
MAP's new issue brief, A Broken Bargain: Unchecked Discrimination Against LGBT Workers, summarizes the most current information about the discrimination LGBT people face in the workplace.
The brief paints a sobering portrait of widespread inequality and documents how LGBT workers continue to face unfair treatment, harassment, and discrimination. Yet they often have nowhere to turn for help. No federal law provides explicit legal protections for LGBT workers, and fewer than half of states have laws that protect workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
A Broken Bargain: Unchecked Discrimination Against LGBT Workers details the issues faced by LGBT workers, offers solutions for fair treatment at work, and outlines policy recommendations to help level the playing field for LGBT workers. A companion to A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits, and More Taxes for LGBT Workers, the new issue brief was co-authored by MAP, the Center for American Progress, Freedom to Work, and the Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with the National Center for Transgender Equality, and Out and Equal Workplace Advocates.
A Broken Bargain: Unchecked Discrimination Against LGBT Workers is available at http://www.lgbtmap.org/unchecked-discrimination-against-lgbt-workers
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