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
Katie R. Eyer
Rutgers Law School
July 30, 2006
ACS White Paper, July 2006
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.
Note: 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: sexual orientation, gender identity, employment discrimination, LGBT
Date posted: July 31, 2009 ; Last revised: May 23, 2016