Associated Advisory Engagement : IFC has been supporting ENDA
through advisory services in NPL/Risk Management, Product Strategy and general capacity building in 2 key areas, namely MIS and HR.
But the bipartisan ENDA
coalition made up of about a dozen organizations, including the American Unity Fund, HRC, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, worked in this case.
would transform the workplace into an environment in which certain self-identifications and conduct must be given special privileges by employers and in which any moral or religious expression in opposition would be suppressed.
will provide for the same procedures, and similar, but somewhat more limited, remedies as are permitted under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, so employers may consider redefining their workplace fairness procedures so that they meet the same high standards.
We look forward to working with the House of Representatives to pass ENDA
, and ultimately to the President signing into law this critically needed civil rights legislation.
But some activists have already voiced worry that he is being used as a token--that his hire may serve as a substitute for all-out action on a trans-inclusive new ENDA
A report on Focus on the Family's Web site insisted that ENDA
"could spell trouble for Christian business owners, churches and faith-based groups, which could be obligated to hire people who don't share their beliefs.
Signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter on May 25, 2007 and effective August 3, 2007, ENDA
expands Colorado's employment nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation - an important step toward ending discrimination in the workplace for all Coloradans.
Along with the credit, IFC is also contributing to improve the Advisory Services package with ENDA
, mainly concentrating on risk management and institution building issues.
Vermont has had an ENDA
since 1992 but began protecting gender expression only this year.
If passed, ENDA
will prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation.
We commend Speaker Boehner for opposing ENDA
because of the costly lawsuits that burden businesses in an already struggling economy.