ArticleAugust 25, 2014
The US Labor Department and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs OFCCP announced measures to update enforcement protocols and provide guidance to clarify that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex. The US Government will provide the full protection of federal non-discrimination laws that are enforced to transgender individuals. This follows President Obama's signing of Executive Order 13672 adding sexual orientation and gender identity as independent categories protected by Executive Order 11246, which OFCCP enforces. This holds a welcomed step to embrace diversity and inclusion at the workplace. The guidance can be found here
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