In keeping with its mission to promote a workplace free from discrimination,
the Department of Labor has updated its own personnel policy to include
prohibitions against employees and applicants based on gender identity
The new DOLpersonnel policy now includes protections against bias based on race, color, religion,
national origin, sex – including pregnancy and gender identity,
age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, parental status,
sexual orientation, and other non-merit factors.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis noted, “I am expressing my personal commitment
to ensure that the U.S. Department of Labor is a model workplace, free
from unlawful discrimination and harassment, which fosters a work environment
that fully utilizes the capabilities of every employee.”
Such a policy is in keeping with Federal law that prohibits
employment discrimination under Title VII. Title VII prohibits discrimination against employees,
former employees and applicants on the basis of their race, color, sex,
national origin and religion. Additional federal laws protect against
age discrimination, disability discrimination, and discrimination based
on genetic information.
If you feel like you have been treated negatively as the result of any
one of these categories, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable
Georgia employment discrimination lawyer to determine your next steps.
The adoption of a policy against discrimination is an important step in
promoting a diverse workplace that is free from harassment and bias.
For more information, or if you believe you have been subjected to workplace
bias, please contact the dedicated
Atlanta employee’s rights attorneys at The Buckley Law Firm, LLC.