publication . Article . 2013

Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in West Virginia

Mallory, Christy; Hasenbush, Amira; Liebowitz, Sarah;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
More than 25,000 LGBT workers in West Virginia continue to face widespread and persistent employment discrimination absent state or federal legal protections. Charleston, Morgantown, Lewisburg, Harpers Ferry, and Buckhannon have local ordinances that prohibit employment discrimination against LGBT people, but they do not provide as much protection for LGBT people as the state’s law that prohibits other types of discrimination. Approximately 95 percent of West Virginia’s workforce is not covered by a local ordinance prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. A statewide non-discrimination law would result in 12 additiona...
Subjects
free text keywords: Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, West Virginia, employment discrimination in WV, WV, workplace discrimination, sexual orientation, gender identity, LGBT and West Virginia
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