Labor Department May Update Sex Discrimination Laws

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed an update to the rules federal contractors must follow to ensure sex discrimination is not occurring in the workplace. According to the Department of Labor, the proposed update would, “reflect demographic developments such as the increased presence of women in the workplace, as well as legal developments — including a Supreme Court ruling recognizing that a sexually hostile work environment is a form of sex discrimination and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which strengthened workplace protections for pregnant women.” If accepted, these regulations would mark the first update of sex discrimination laws since 1970.

Workplace discrimination is, tragically, much more common than most of us wish to believe. New rules and regulations are a good start, but not always enough to prevent employers from discriminating against or harassing workers based on sex. If you have been mistreated, harassed, or terminated based on your sex, the employment law attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss can help.

To schedule your free case evaluation with one of our New Hampshire sex discrimination lawyers, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We fight workers’ rights throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.


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