In Part I of this post we examined the close connection between the OFCCP’s focus on pay equity and the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWDs) in 2014 and President Obama’s agenda. We continue here by comparing the President’s agenda and actions regarding LGBT workers and other, more general workers’ rights issues with those of the OFCCP during 2014.

LGBT Workers

  • President Obama: The President has made clear his intentions to ensure that anti-discrimination laws include bans on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 2014 he issued an Executive Order amending E.O. 11478, thereby banning discrimination in the military based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The President openly supports the passage of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which has passed in the Senate but has not yet pass