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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
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Kentucky
Source Vicco City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employers from refusing to hire, or terminating and discriminating against an individual due to their race, color, or 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
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
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
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 Act or Session Law
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington, D.C.
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 Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Department of Civil Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces
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 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 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 Ordinance
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...

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