Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Compliance Kit
According to recent studies, 40% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers and 90% of transgender workers have experienced some form of harassment or discrimination on the job. Recent national media coverage of LGBT issues and new 2015 legal developments have increased awareness of the rights of these individuals in the workplace. While there is no specific protection for LGBT workers under current federal anti-discrimination law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)recently announced that it will use existing laws prohibiting sex and gender discrimination to prosecute employers who discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender workers. State fair employment practices agencies are expected to follow the EEOC’s lead and use existing state anti-discrimination laws to enforce LGBT worker rights.
Currently, 23 states and over 200 municipalities expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and more states and cities are expected to enact specific laws in the near future. Employment discrimination lawsuits under applicable anti-discrimination laws can result in employer penalties up to $50,000 per complaint.
In addition to the EEOC’s new enforcement strategy, employers must also address other 2015 legal developments affecting their anti-discrimination policies, benefit plans, employment practices,and employee training programs. In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, which will result in almost two hundred thousand same-sex married couples becoming fully covered under laws addressing family leave,health insurance benefits, and marital status discrimination.
Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision, OSHA also released new guidance on workplace restroom access for transgender workers under existing OSHA standards.
To help our valued customers understand these significant legal developments and update their workplace policies and procedures accordingly, Personnel Concepts has introduced a comprehensive Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Compliance Kit. Created by our team of Compliance Specialists, this exclusive kit includes an all-in-one plain language compliance guide for employers (featuring a legal brief written by an attorney), sample policies, training materials,documentation forms, and a notification poster to inform employees and applicants of their rights and obligations. Using these materials can help employers of any size ensure that their current policies,training programs, and benefit plans fully comply with emerging legal issues pertaining to LGBT workers.
Who Needs It
All employers must comply with applicable laws, recent court decisions, and new agency guidance pertaining to LGBT rights, sex& gender discrimination, and spousal benefits for same-sex spouses.
Worry-Free Compliance with Applicable State, Federal, and Local Laws
Our comprehensive compliance solution will help you understand which laws apply at the state, federal, and local levels, saving you hours of time on research and attorney’s fees. It also includes tips from an attorney and a customizable attorney-reviewed anti-discrimination policy.
Stay Ahead of Emerging Workplace Issues
In light of Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling and the EEOC’s new enforcement strategy, more legal protections for LGBT workers are expected to arise in states and municipalities that don’t currently have specific protections in place. Our exclusive guidebook explains the implications of these recent developments and recommends best practices to insulate your business from costly legal issues as new laws emerge.
If you’re not completely satisfied with our Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Compliance Program, you can return it within 30 days from the original date of purchase for a full refund,less shipping and handling.
Our Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Compliance Kit includes the following tools and information:
- An all-in-one Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace compliance guide featuring a legal brief from an attorney, the tax and benefit implications of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, an attorney-reviewed sample anti-discrimination policy, coverage of applicable laws, recent guidance from the EEOC and OSHA on LGBT workplace rights,and recent case settlements.
- A pad of 10 reproducible Harassment/Discrimination Incident Report forms.
- A pad of 10 Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Training Handouts for employees and managers.
- Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation Compliance Checklist.
- An 11” x 17” notification poster, which summarizes the legalrights of LGBT workers under existing laws.
- Online access to a digital incident report form and a customizable attorney-reviewed policy.