Louisiana Lawmaker Seeks To Strip Transgender People Of Federal Title VII Protections

Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R) seeks to invalidate Title VII, the ground breaking and ONLY federal protections transgender people have against workplace discrimination. It's been a long hard battle to get this far. We are putting Seabaugh on notice. We aren't going down without a fight.

Source: Think Progress:Louisiana state Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R) doesn’t care if LGBT citizens are ever discriminated against by employers, if his newly proposed bill is any indication. If passed, HB 402 would prevent LGBT people from ever seeking judicial protection if they’re refused hire, denied promotion, or fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity:

Provides that suits filed for employment discrimination for any reason other than age, disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, sickle cell trait, and genetic discrimination shall be dismissed and considered frivolous.

As Equality Louisiana points out, not only would their complaints not be heard, but then disenfranchised workers would also be liable for damages to their discriminating employers and court costs. In other words, if an LGBT individual is a victim of employment discrimination, the state would actually punish them with a financial burden for even trying to object.

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