If you have ever filled out employment paperwork, you have likely seen the same language at the bottom of every job posting and hiring documentation, by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which reads: "Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information." However, the laws about legalities of protection for LGBT+ people vary by state or, in some places, by county or by city. With nearly 2/3 of all LGBT+ people having experienced discrimination in the workplace, this is a significant problem.
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