How the mayor’s Equal Rights ordinance will affect employers (HBJ)

Photo Courtesy of HBJ

Photo Courtesy of HBJ

By Mark Yost

Most Houston businesses shouldn’t have trouble complying with Mayor Annise Parker’s proposed Equal Rights Ordinance.

That’s the view of a handful of employment law attorneys who spoke to Houston Business Journal about the proposed ordinance, which is slated to be introduced to the City Council’s Quality of Life Committee on April 30 and come before the full council on May 7. Under terms of the ordinance, state and federal protections against discrimination based on sex, religion and gender would be extended to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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