What LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace Looks Like (& How to Respond)
by Bryan Lazarski
The LGTBQ community has made strides in the last few decades to curtail workplace discrimination, but as with other types of discrimination, there is always more work to be done. On the federal level, sexual orientation or gender identity is still not explicitly protected by Title VII. However, many states (at least 22 as of this writing) and major cities have their own laws protecting against LGTBQ discrimination.
Laws and attitudes vary greatly across the country, so it is important to know what your rights are wherever you are interviewing or working, and what steps you should take if you suspect you’re a target of this kind of discrimination.