The Employment Non-discrimination Act seems to be a law at the beginning of President Obama's government, and this will be one of the biggest changes in employment, this will be an unrepresented change in history of all time.
This act is referred to as "Title VII," and is currently lacking sexual orientation as a secluded class. This bill will create some adjustments to "Title VII" to prohibit bias based on sexual orientation. President Obama has indicated he would prefer this law to prohibit both the sexual origin and the discrimination of sexual identity. Whether the gender identity is initially included will be unlikely to be observed.
Although federal law does not include sexual orientation or gender identity as an isolated class, many state laws offer reading of the sex compass, gender identity, or both are protected classes. So far, nearly 13 states and Washington, DC have protected both sexual orientation and gender identity. These countries are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
In addition, there are already seven countries that protect sexual orientation, but not gender identity. The names of all these countries are Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin.
What are the consequences of this new federal law for your company? In turn, in order to have high quality training, employers should follow these instructions:
1. They should add sexual orientation as a protective class in their EIA rules.
2. They should add sexual orientation as an isolated class in anti-bullying policy
3. amend its paragraph on the implementation of the Employment Act to prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation;
4. Prepare managers and workers so that they fully understand what discrimination and harassment of sexual orientation means.
Ending discrimination in terms of employment is high-quality social and business rules. All employees can get psychological benefits if discrimination based on sexual orientation is eliminated in the workplace.