Five Reasons Why ENDA Must Pass

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May 4, 2010

5/4/2010

"If you live in a state without its own non-discrimination policy on the books, but your company handbook says it's cool with gays, that doesn't guarantee you much. Or, as Greg Nevins of Lambda Legal put it, "If you've got two dollars and a company non-discrimination policy, you can get yourself a cup of coffee at Starbucks." All those hefty binders doled out by HR on your first day of work are full of good intentions that carry zero legal weight — most carry large disclaimers against contractual obligations or legal ramifications. Policies are just guidelines that you hope your company abides. While most companies will stick to these policies to save face, they aren't legal bound to not fire someone because of sexual orientation. ENDA grants that security to everyone, everywhere. Looking good, ENDA."

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