Monday, November 11, 2019

One Colorado: Help Us Show What Employment Discrimination Looks Like

By Sheena Kadi, Deputy Director, One Colorado

In October, the Supreme Court heard arguments surrounding three cases of LGBTQ employment discrimination. It is currently up for debate in the highest court in the land, whether LGBTQ workers are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We want to send a message to the Supreme Court that being fired for who you love or how you identify is not okay.

If this is something you believe in, please add your name to One Colorado's Title VII People's Brief. And if you have witnessed or experienced employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, we want to hear your story. These real life examples demonstrate that LGBTQ employment discrimination does happen and it needs to stop.

We at One Colorado want to lift up the voices of LGBTQ people who have been fired, harassed, denied a promotion, or not hired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Have you experienced being harassed or discriminated at work because of who you love or how you identify? Are you a co-worker that has witnessed a colleague being harassed or discriminated against? Please share what you can here and we may contact you to gather more information. We will not share your personal information without your consent.

Thank you for helping us send a message that LGBTQ people should be protected from employment discrimination!