Ten Ways the Law Harms the LGBT Community
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Your boss can fire you for being LGBT.
The lack of employment antidiscrimination protection is one of the most important practical problems facing the LGBT community. In many places, an employer can legally discriminate in hiring, promoting, or retaining an employee just for being gay or lesbian — and state law protection for transgendered people is even rarer.
Many companies, large and small, have their own nondiscrimination policies, but some still don’t. And those policies aren’t law (unless they’re also in a contract, in which case the can be enforced by a court).