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President Obama to Issue Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

President Obama will soon issue yet another federal contractor Executive Order, this time prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by federal contractors.  We do not have details of the proposed executive order yet, but the announcement comes on the heels of the President’s recent delcaration of June 2014 as LGBT Pride Month.

As with other, recent Executive Orders, this executive action appears to be the President’s response to Congressional inaction; in this instance, the failure to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act prohibiting sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination and harassment.  The Executive Order will likely require proposed regulations from the Department of Labor.

We are on the look our for the proposed Executive Order and will post an update as soon as we have more details.  

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Mickey Silberman, Labor and Employment law attorney, Jackson Lewis Law firm, Principal
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Mickey Silberman is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the Chair of the Jackson Lewis Affirmative Action & OFCCP Defense Practice Group and the Co-head of the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group.

Mr. Silberman and the practice group annually prepare thousands of affirmative action plans for employers in all industries and throughout the country. During the past several years, Mr. Silberman has directed the defense of hundreds of OFCCP audits, including successful defense of Corporate Management (“glass ceiling”) Reviews....

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