Posted on December 15, 2009 - 2:59pm by Anonymous.
|Hillsborough County Commission to Vote on
|Tomorrow, the Hillsborough County Commission
will likely vote on an extending non-discrimination protections
to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff
members. This would be a change to the internal personnel
policy, not an amendment to the county human rights ordinance.
County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is making the request
as part of a policy overhaul by the Commission to create
specific protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.
county commission know that you support protections for all
|We need to fill the
inboxes of Commissioners Right Now!
Ask the commission to protect all of their employees from
discrimination and harassment.
In 2009, the Hillsborough
County Commission spent nearly $500,000 in public funds on a
case of alleged sexual harassment against an internal employee.
The judge ruled that the sexually harassment policy was
inadequate to protect employees.
A vote by the
Commission to include LGBT people in their non-discrimination
policy will be is a huge step in the right direction as we look
forward toward the day that all employees in Hillsborough County
share the same protections.
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