Howard & Kojo: LGBT In The Workplace

Howard & Kojo: LGBT In The Workplace

Nine out of ten Americans believe there's a federal law prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender people. No such law exists, but recent court and agency decisions are moving in that direction.

Nine out of ten Americans will tell you there's a federal law prohibiting workplace discrimination against someone who is gay or transgender. No such law exists, but an 11th Circuit Court ruling and a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision expanded the definition of sex discrimination to include transgender and gender nonconforming people. But many rights activists say state and federal laws are still needed to prohibit discrimination of gays and transexuals in the workplace.

Guests

Howard Ross

author, "Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance" (Rowman & Littlefield); also Principal, Cook Ross

Allyson Robinson

Deputy Director for Employee Programs, Human Rights Campaign Foundation Workplace Project.

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