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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Employment

Broussard v. Tower Loan

STATUS: Pending, Louisiana

On April 13, 2015, NCLR, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Altshuler Berzon LLP, and Delaney & Robb filed a lawsuit against Tower Loan for firing an employee because he is transgender. Tristan Broussard was hired as a Manager Trainee in Tower Loan’s Lake Charles Branch. During his first week on the job, he was…

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Employment

Case: Jamal v. Saks & Company

STATUS: Victory, Texas

  On January 20, 2015, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas supporting former Saks Fifth Avenue employee Leyth Jamal, who has filed a case alleging that Saks discriminated against her for…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Employment

Legislation: California Senate Bill 703

California

Senate Bill 703, authored by California State Senator Mark Leno, will prohibit state agencies from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with a contractor who discriminates in the provision of benefits based on an employee’s gender identity. The bill also will expand existing enforcement provisions in California contracting law by…

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Employment

Policy: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rule Impacting Rural Americans

Federal

NCLR is committed to working closely with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure that its services are fully accessible to the LGBT people and families that live and work in rural America. Because of misconceptions about LGBT people in rural communities, too often, the needs and vulnerabilities of this community are overlooked. NCLR has…

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Press Releases

Employment

April 13, 2015

Civil Rights Groups Sue National Finance Company for Illegally Firing Transgender Employee

Employment

March 5, 2015

NCLR, EQCA, and TLC Sponsor California Equal Benefits Bill

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