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AOL Jobs Tackles Workplace Protections for LGBT Employees


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It reamins an unfortunate truth that in 29 states an employee can be fired based on their sexual orientation. This lack of protection has concrete harms for countless LGBT employees and impacts their ability to take care of and provide for themselves and their families.

For its weekly "Lunchtime Live" video chat series, AOL Jobs spoke to a panel of experts -- AOL Jobs reporter Claire Gordon, AOL Jobs employment-law blogger Donna Ballman, and Ilya Shapiro, the senior fellow for constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank to ask the question: Is it time to end discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity?

Check out what this panelists, including GLAAD 2012 National People of Color Media Institute graduate Jonathan Lang, had to say.



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