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Out in the Workplace

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Vincent Vigil

on 25 February 2015

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Transcript of Out in the Workplace

OUT in the
WORKPLACE
Vincent Vigil, Ed.D.
What do you hope to
learn today about
being out in the workplace?
Employment Facts
18 states have statues that protect against both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment in the public and private sector
ENDA
Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a proposed bill in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Moving Forward
out?
closeted?
why?

Preparation
internships
conferences
the resume
the interview
Former Rep. Allen West: LGBT Workplace Discrimination ‘Don’t Happen Out Here In’ America
Director, UCI Campus Organizations
Criteria
Provide equal benefits for same-sex partners and spouses
End benefits discrimination for transgender employees and dependents
Demonstrate firm-wide organizational competency on LGBT issues
Demonstrate firm-wide public commitment to the LGBT community
Extends federal employment discrimination protections currently provided based on race, religion, gender, national origin, age and disability to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Prohibits employers, employment agencies, and labor unions from using an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for employment decisions, such as hiring, firing, promotion, or compensation.

Prohibits covered entities from subjecting an individual to different standards or treatment based on ...
Provides for the same procedures, and similar, but somewhat more limited, remedies as are permitted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Applies to Congress and the federal government, as well as employees of state and local governments.
My
Experience
Obama signs Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Equality
Gregory Nevins, Counsel and Workplace Fairness Program Strategist, Lambda Legal:

With today’s executive order, President Obama has aligned the interests of American taxpayers with industry standards well established by America’s business leaders. The American public deserves good value when spending public dollars to meet public needs. Discrimination is hurtful and wasteful. American workers and the American public need both value and fairness when public funds are expended. We thank and applaud President Obama and his administration for taking this important step.
1994
306 of the Fortune 500
Thank you
vincent.vigil@uci.edu
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