Protecting Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Workers: Strategies for Bringing Employment Claims on Behalf of Members of the LGBT Community in the Absence of Clear Statutory Protections

ACS White Paper, July 2006

19 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2009 Last revised: 23 May 2016

Katie R. Eyer

Rutgers Law School

Date Written: July 30, 2006

Abstract

This white paper lays out the alternative causes of action available to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender workers in the absence of explicit federal or state-level protections for sexual orientation or gender identity. Topics covered include sex, religious and disability discrimination claims, common law claims, constitutional claims, and local laws affording LGBT employees protections. The paper provides an accessible primer on LGBT employment discrimination issues for academics, practitioners and policy makers.

Notes: A more up-to-date chapter covering many of these same issues is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2674612. There have been important legal developments since this white paper was published.

Keywords: sexual orientation, gender identity, employment discrimination, LGBT

Suggested Citation

Eyer, Katie R., Protecting Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Workers: Strategies for Bringing Employment Claims on Behalf of Members of the LGBT Community in the Absence of Clear Statutory Protections (July 30, 2006). ACS White Paper, July 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1441282 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1441282

Katie R. Eyer (Contact Author)

Rutgers Law School ( email )

217 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
856-225-6960 (Phone)

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