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Today in America, millions of our fellow citizens wake up and go to work with the awareness that they could lose their job, not because of anything they do or fail to do, but because of who they are —  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.  And that’s wrong. We’re here to do what we can to make it right — to bend that arc of justice just a little bit in a better direction. – President Barack Obama upon signing the Executive Order on LGBT Discrimination (July 2014)

While anti-discrimination laws in the U.S. have protected people against discrimination based on their race, religion, national origin and disability, recently, President Obama signed an executive order officially extending these protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in the U.S. This order, some provisions of which are currently in effect, will impact about 24,000 companies that employee about 20 percent of the U.S. workforce.

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An experienced Los Angeles discrimination lawyer discusses the recent executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT workers.

An experienced Los Angeles discrimination lawyer discusses the recent executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT workers.

According to the Obama Administration, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies already have bans in place prohibiting workplace discrimination against LGBT workers. So too do the top five federal contractors, which reportedly handle about 25 percent of all federal contracting work.

Despite this, however, there are not currently any laws requiring the private sector to follow suit. This had led some to push for new laws that could extend these protections to more LGBT workers.

One such proposed law is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has already been passed in the Senate. Unfortunately, however, this bill has been halted in the House, where Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly refuses to put the bill to a vote.

With the new executive order in place, however, many hope that the push to get broader protections in place for LGBT workers will cull more support and see bigger results. Only time will tell if this movement gains more momentum, and we’ll report the latest updates to you here in our blog as more news about LGBT workplace discrimination laws becomes available.

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Have you been the target of workplace discrimination? If so, you can turn to an experienced Los Angeles discrimination lawyer at the Moon and Yang Professional Corporation for aggressive, effective legal advocacy in your pursuit of justice. At Moon & Yang, our lawyers are trial attorneys with significant experience representing both individuals and businesses in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

To find out more about our services and how we can help you, contact us today by calling (213) 232-3128 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page.

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