We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Making Sense Of Recent Labor Rules For Gov't Contractors

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT) -- In April, federal contractors were made aware of less-than-consistent messages from the federal government about nondiscrimination programs. On one hand, President Obama declined to require federal contractors to prohibit discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet just two weeks later, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that federal law prohibited gender-identity discrimination by almost all employers, including federal contractors.


These developments leave federal contractors’ employees protected from gender-identity discrimination but perhaps not so from sexual-orientation discrimination. But either way, the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.