August Chapter Meeting
Jacksonville Diversity Council
"Protecting LGBT Employees:
Non-Discrimination Laws and Promoting a Diverse Workforce”
By Karl Bach, Campaign Manager for Jacksonville Coalition for Equality
Today marriage equality and hate crimes protections are the laws of the land. Barriers to LGBT service in the armed forced are being lifted. But the lack of consistent legal protections in employment, housing, credit, public services, and other essential aspects of American life remain critical barriers to full equality for the LGBT community. However, employers are leading way. With the global LGBT market opportunity estimated at $3.7 trillion, 53% of fortune 500 companies say that prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identify improves the bottom line. Join us for a discussion featuring Jimmy Midyette with the Luna Law Firm and Tricia Russell with Bank of America to learn more about the state of legal protections for the LGBT community and what local employers are doing to promote diverse and innovative work environments.
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