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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Extensive research has shown that LGBTQ people in the United States experience poverty at higher rates compared to cisgender heterosexual people. Among LGBTQ adults, transgender people and cisgender bisexual women experience the highest rates of economic insecurity. Through interviews...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) District of Columbia
Source Council of the District of Columbia
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This act declares that it is an unlawful practice for an employing agency to fail or refuse to consider an individual for employment because of that individual's status as unemployed. The act prohibits employing agencies to public advertisements or announcements for a vacancy that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This report investigates the discrimination transgender individuals face in education, employment, housing, public accommodations, health care, prisons, in the family, and when updating ID documents. By surveying 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming study participants, the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Local governments should seek to establish partnerships and policies that support nontraditional workers in industries like manufacturing, transportation, and distribution. This report outlines best practices for increasing the presence of women in nontraditional occupations and recommends...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
In California, Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates workers are all classified as employees under California law entitled to the same benefits and protections enjoyed by all California employees. However, these companies are funding a ballot initiative – Proposition 22 or...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Education
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County affirmed that Title VII protects employees nationwide from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Courts have often looked to Title VII case law when interpreting analogous provisions...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) California
Source Alameda County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employer discrimination against or otherwise denying employment to individuals with criminal records solely on the basis of those records....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Missouri
Source St. Louis City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry in housing, employment, education, services, public accommodations, and real property transactions...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Kentucky
Source City of Fort Thomas
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The ordinance prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, terminating, or discriminating against any individual on the basis of race, national origin, sex and/or gender, including gender identity, religion, age and/or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance deems it unlawful for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or licensing agency to discriminate against an applicant or an employee with regard to hiring, termination, promotion, and compensation based on their consumer credit history. “Consumer credit...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Kentucky
Source Vicco City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This ordinance prohibits employers from refusing to hire, or terminating and discriminating against an individual due to their race; color; national origin; sex and/or gender; religion; age; or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to appoint a member of the...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance requires the City of Madison to provide equal opportunities to housing, employment, public accommodations and City facilities to all persons. The City shall not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, handicap/disability,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance requires certain city contractors to "Ban the Box" in their hiring practices, meaning that an employer will not ask any questions on a job application about an applicant's criminal or police record; the "box" to check for crimes or law violations is removed from application...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Nebraska
Source Lincoln City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance establishes the Manager of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights and the Commission on Human Rights to protect resident's equal access to places of public accommodation or equal opportunity for housing or employment. Any person subjected to unlawful discriminatory practices...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Department of Civil Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces, Economic Justice
This ordinance declares it unlawful to discriminate against any person based on their protected classes when selling or renting housing, hiring, allowing access to any place of public accommodation or amusement. It also establishes the Equal Opportunities Commission, tasked with receiving...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Fransisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance amends the Police and Administrative Codes to ban employers, including City contractors and subcontractors, from considering an applicant's current or past salary in determining whether to hire an applicant or what salary to offer the applicant. It also prohibits employers...

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