Earlier this week, Marc Siegel joined Jill Hopkins on the Vocalo Morning Amp to discuss workplace equality. Specifically, Marc touched on the rights of members of the LGBTQ community under state and federal law. While the state of Illinois and the City of Chicago recognize LGBTQ individuals as a protected class and have enacted laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, at the federal level similar protection does not exist. While the EEOC recently ruled that Title VII inherently protects LGBTQ employees (because discrimination against this group of people is an inherently sex-based form of discrimination), until the Supreme Court recognizes the LGBTQ as a protected class, the rights of these vulnerable members remains in question.
Check out Marc’s interview here.