EEOC and Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers

In January 2013, the EEOC began tracking information on discrimination charges based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation. From January to September 2013, the EEOC received 667 charges raising allegations of sex discrimination related to sexual orientation and 161 charges alleging sex discrimination based on gender identity/transgender status. The EEOC collected a total of $1,874.148 through settlement of these claims. In the first three quarters of FY 2014, the EEOC has received 663 charges alleging sex discrimination related to sexual orientationand140 charges alleging sex discrimination on the basis gender identity/transgender status, and collected $884,659.  The EEOC has also started filing LGBT related lawsuits under Title VII and providing training addressing LGBT issues.

More information and statistics about EEOC charge resolution can be found here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/enforcement_protections_lgbt_workers.cfm

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