Support Employment Non-Discrimination Protections for State Employees!
Last week, SB 100, Public Employment Non-Discrimination bill was not heard by the time the committee meeting adjourned, so tomorrow, Thursday, May 10th, the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee will hear Senate Bill 100 by Sen. Ed Murray.
This bill will expand the enumerated policy of protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity and gender expression. Employment in the state is at-will, meaning an employer can hire and fire an employee for any reason not protected by federal and state laws, making it all that more important to cover LGBT employees of state government.
There are only a few places in the state that have passed local inclusive nondiscrimination policies including the City of Shreveport, Lafayette and New Orleans. In general, though, there is very little recourse for the vast majority of LGBT state employees who are unfairly denied employment or lose their jobs because of discrimination. All residents should be treated fairly and equally by the laws of our state. Tell the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee that you support SB 100 today!