A proposed law which has been introduced into US Congress since 1994 is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would protect workers in companies greater than 15 employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This law has not been passed yet though.
In Ohio, a Christian academy hired a music teacher then fired him within hours of being hired because they discovered that he was gay when they asked his sexual orientation. It was reported that teacher, Jonathan Zeng, that he was asked this question because of the answers he wrote on his employment application beliefs in Christ. As a result, these responses prompted the school to ask if he was a homosexual. See: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/christian-school-hires-then-fires-teacher-within-hours-for-being-gay/politics/2012/06/06/40777
School Hires and Fires Teacher in matter of hours for being Gay
Currently, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not itself is not yet protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but this law does makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
The lawyers at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., located in Nassau County, New York, have fought against all forms of discrimination for over two decades with much success. If you have been a victim of discrimination because of your age, gender, race, or sexual orientation, contact an attorney at the Leeds Brown Law, P.C. law firm for a free consultation at 1-800-585-4658.
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