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EEOC Unveils New Resources About LGBTQ Employee Rights

EEOC Unveils New Resources About LGBTQ Employee Rights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today new resources about sexual orientation and gender identity workplace rights.

The announcement was made In honor of Pride Month and the one-year anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act guarantees workplace antidiscrimination protections to gay and transgender employees. (More on the ruling can be read here and its history here.)

It also follows the recent protections issued by the Biden administration for LGBTQ and particularly transgender people against discrimination in health care.

The new resources include an information page about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as a fact sheet explaining the Bostock decision, Title VII protections, and EEOC enforcement.

The information page also provides a guide to filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, along with links to EEOC statistics and updated fact sheets concerning recent EEOC litigation and federal sector decisions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.