Hostile and intimidating workplace
The decision says that sexual orientation is inherently a sex-based consideration and the agency will look to whether the agency relied on any sex-based considerations or took gender into account when making the alleged employment action.
On July 21, 2014 President Obama signed an Executive Order that amended previous executive orders and added sexual orientation and gender identity protections for all federal workers, including contractors and subcontractors of the Federal government.
The law in this area is changing rapidly for the better. Around two dozen states still don't have anti-discrimination laws protecting individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.
If you feel you might have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation, read below for more information and resources about sexual orientation discrimination. Nonetheless, many companies, workplaces, and legislators are working to change that.
Someone who is discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation may also be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of sex, gender identity, disability (such as actual or perceived HIV status) or marital status.
It may also occur based on an individual's association with someone of a different sexual orientation. How much time do I have to file a charge of discrimination?