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This analysis of LGBT-discrimination studies finds that LGBT people and their non-LGBT coworkers consistently report having experienced or witnessed discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. This piece also finds that employment discrimination can have negative effects on the LGBT employees in terms of wages, job opportunities, mental and physical health, productivity, and job satisfaction.
This ordinance prohibits discrimination against applicants for housing services based on any identity trait which is protected under state law and establishes legal recourse for individuals who have experienced discrimination. Moreover, this ordinance consolidates county code and extends anti-discrimination jurisdiction to unincorporated areas within the county's geographical boundaries.
This ordinance establishes a land conservation program for the county and grants the county the ability to acquire and own land for the purposes of conservation, which would not normally occur in private market interactions. This ordinance grants the county the ability to acquire real estate deemed essential to the conservation of natural resources and the environment. Further, this ordinance permits the county to create and sell bonds whose funds may be used for the purchase of these lands.
This ordinance reforms campaign finance regulations in elections for county positions. This ordinance requires candidates for county offices to disclose the names and size of donations during any election cycle for any donation over a specified level to the county clerk before a specified date preceding that election.
The resolution requires Woodbury County and any food service contractors who conduct business with the county to purchase locally produced organic food when a department of Woodbury County serves food in the usual course of business. A contractor may cover unavailable local organic supply through its current procurement practices with preference to be given to local non-organic food products. The resolution requires a single-point-of-contact broker, located in Woodbury County, to interact with food service contractors, for availability, price, quality, presentation and delivery terms for all locally produced organic food.
This ordinance designates a portion of the county to be a transportation improvement district and allocates funds for the improvement of county infrastructure in this area. This ordinance also permits public-private partnerships in this district and establishes equitable transit and access as a development priority in this district.
This ordinance mandates that individuals who work for employers who employ ten (10) or more employees shall accrue compensated sick time. Individuals who work for employers who employ less than ten (10) employees shall accrue sick that need not be compensated. Employees shall accrue a minimum of one-hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Employers who employ ten or more employees for compensation are not required to provide more than 40 hours of paid sick time in a calendar year. Employees who are not entitled to paid sick time under this ordinance, shall accrue a minimum of one hour of unpaid sick time for every 30 hours work.
This report presents data on the discrimination that transgender individuals face in education, employment, housing, public accommodations, health care, public safety, ID documents, and in the family. The report presents data from a survey of 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming study participants.