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LGBT rule for Federal Contractors

LGBT rule for Federal contractors On December 5, the agency enforcing affirmative action and equal employment opportunity with employers who do business with the Federal government, the OFCCP, published a final rule prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for federal contractors. This new rule applies to federal contractors covered under Executive Order 11246 and requires them to expand equal opportunity to sexual orientation and gender identity. This will apply to new and modified contracts from April 9, 2015. This change is in line with a recent case where the EEOC concluded that discrimination because a …