EEOC Commish Says Title VII Not Enough For LGBT Workers

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 5:09 PM EST) -- Federal anti-discrimination law doesn't provide adequate protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Chai Feldblum said Tuesday, adding that while Title VII's existing sex bias prohibition may shield LGBT employees, the repeatedly stymied Employee-Non-Discrimination Act is still needed.

Commissioner Feldblum, who spoke at at an Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP luncheon in New York, told Law360 she didn't think existing federal law did enough to protect LGBT workers.

“It does not provide certainty and clarity with regard to LGBT people,” she said, later adding that would like to see ENDA, which would bar discrimination...

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