HR Management & Compliance

Bulletin Item: Sexual Orientation Protections

Could sexual orientation protections be required in your workplace? The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down a state law prohibiting sodomy, could have sweeping implications for employers. Although many protections are already available to California employees, the court’s broad language suggests that gay employees may now enjoy more protections under federal workplace laws. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.

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