Author: The Williams Institute
Published: 29th Jan 2015 - Updated: 28th Feb 2017
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: Workplace Discrimination Publications
Summary: LGBT workers in Virginia are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections, according to a new report.
Currently, three localities in Virginia have ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public and private sector employment, but approximately 94% of Virginia's workforce is not covered by these laws.
"A statewide law prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would bring new protections to thousands of workers without burdening courts and agencies," Mallory said. "Most likely, the cost of handling complaints filed under the law could be absorbed into the existing enforcement system with no need for additional staff or resources."
Key findings from the report include:
Findings from the Virginia report are consistent with national data.
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• (APA): The Williams Institute. (2015, January 29). Virginia LGBT Employees Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved December 7, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/discrimination/work/371.php
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