Government agencies are increasing their focus on LGBT rights in the workplace, and employers need to review their company policies, benefit plans, employment practices, and employee training programs due to recent court decisions and agency guidance.
Ontario, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2015
Personnel Concepts, a nationwide provider of Labor Law Posters and Compliance products, has announced the launch of their new Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Compliance Kit. The program is a comprehensive collection of information, best practices and documentation forms to ensure compliance with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT workers.
According to recent studies, 40% of gay, lesbian and bisexual workers and 90% of transgender workers have experienced some form of harassment or discrimination on the job. Recent national media coverage of LGBT issues and new 2015 legal developments have increased awareness of the rights of these individuals in the workplace. While there is no specific protection for LGBT workers under current federal law, the U.S. EEOC recently announced that it will use existing laws prohibiting sex and gender discrimination to prosecute employers who discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender workers. Employment discrimination lawsuits could result in employer penalties up to $50,000 per complaint.
"Government agencies are increasing their focus on LGBT rights in the workplace, and employers need to review their company policies, benefit plans, employment practices, and employee training programs due to recent court decisions and agency guidance," said Robert Leland III, Personnel Concepts’ Director of Research. "Even OSHA has released new guidance on workplace restroom access for transgender workers under existing OSHA standards."
The Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Compliance Kit addresses every one of these issues. The kit includes an all-in-one plain language compliance guide for employers (featuring a legal brief written by an attorney), sample policies, training materials, documentation forms, and a notification poster to inform employees and applicants of their rights and obligations. Using these materials can help employers of any size ensure that their current policies, training programs and benefit plans fully comply with emerging legal issues pertaining to LGBT workers.
Personnel Concepts is an Ontario, California, based company that provides Labor Law Posters and compliance products to businesses of all sizes around the country. Since 1989, Personnel Concepts has consistently innovated and delivered the gold standard in Labor Law Posters. Personnel Concepts pioneered the All-On-One State and Federal Labor Law Poster that has since become an industry standard. For more information on Personnel Concepts, please call 855-880-4312 or visit http://www.personnelconcepts.com.