Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ+ Workers From Job Discrimination

June 18, 2020

Cleaning and maintenance workers come in all ages, races, and gender orientations. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) workers in all industries from job discrimination.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled with a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars job discrimination because of sex also protects LGBTQ+ workers, Associated Press reports.

With June considered “Pride Month,” this is seen as a win for the community. For the estimated 8.1 million LGBTQ+ workers in the United States, this law ensures that legal workplace discrimination will become a thing of the past. As for the 11.3 million LGBTQ+ people who live in the United States currently, this ruling allows for a fair job search.

However, the LGBTQ+ community still faces more challenges. One issue of interest to the facility and maintenance industry is the segregation of public restrooms.


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