“The vast majority of Michiganders support fairness and equality for gay and transgender people. This is a clear consensus: the people of Michigan support non-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people. It’s time our state legislature takes action to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include these critical protections.”-Jon Hoadley, Unity Michigan
Want to learn more about how to ensure all residents are protected in your city? Check out our resources page here.
The Center for American Progress, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Williams Institute have released a joint project: a document compiling the comprehensive research and analysis on federal workplace non-discrimination protections. It is a massive undertaking with a substantial body of resources.
Additional groups providing research to the document include: the ACLU, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
The U.S. Office of Personal Management has published: Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Federal Workplace. This resource includes education around core concepts relating to transgender people, and spells out best practices for employers with transgender employees.
It is the policy of the Federal Government to treat all of its employees with dignity and respect and to provide a workplace that is free from discrimination whether that discrimination is based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity or pregnancy), national origin, disability, political affiliation, marital status, membership in an employee organization, age, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Agencies should review their anti-discrimination policies to ensure that they afford a non-discriminatory working environment to employees irrespective of their gender identity or perceived gender non-conformity.
For more, please visit their guide here.
Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign’s Workplace Project released an important new resource: Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage and the Corporate Equality Index.
The comprehensive resource includes information for employers on transgender-inclusive health care coverage: FAQs, case studies, terminology, and concrete steps to making health care accessible and inclusive.
The Williams Institute studied cities across the country that protect gay and transgender residents from discrimination. What did they find? ”In short, it’s business as usual after a locality has decided to add these protections for LGBT people.”
By enacting non-discrimination ordinances, cities protect thousands of workers without burdening governments or businesses, the study finds. Read the press release and full report here.