Sexual orientation and gender identity issues are given short shrift in many workplaces, since Title VII, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, color, and religion, does not include sexual orientation or gender identity as a protected class. But that attitude is short-sighted, because a number of states and municipalities have taken action to address such forms of discrimination. Plus, allowing employees who are homosexual, transsexual, or perceived to be homosexual or transsexual to be targeted for discrimination or harassment because they don't fit the stereotypes of the way a man or woman should act is considered a form of sex discrimination under Title VII.
If you think that sexual orientation or gender identity issues won't reach your little corner of the work world, think again. News that a city manager plans to have a sex-change operation sent the town ...(register to read more)