In response to concerns regarding federal contractor discrimination against LGBT job applicants, the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work launched a testing-based investigation of eight federal contractors throughout the country.
The investigation found that when applying to work for federal contractors, LGBT applicants were 23 percent less likely to receive a call-back than their non-LGBT counterpart, even when the LGBT applicant was more qualified than the non-LGBT applicant.
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Read the Spring 2014 edition of the ERC's quarterly newsletter, the Point. Articles include: Highlights from the 2014 D.C. Fair Housing Symposium, a spotlight on the AccessPRO© from MHRP partner American Standard, and the announcement of our new Junior Advisory Board.
Click here to dowload a PDF of the Point.
In an effort to create awareness surrounding the affordable housing crisis impacting residents of both low and middle income levels in the Washington, D.C., area, and to propose concrete solutions that can meaningfully increase affordable housing throughout the region, a comprehensive report and policy proposal titled Unfulfilled Promises: Affordable Housing in Metropolitan Washington was released today by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and attorneys at global law firm Hogan Lovells.
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For Civil Minds, the ERC's blog
Read the ERC's blog, For Civil Minds, to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics.