OOC BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES
SEXUAL ORIENTATION &GENDER IDENTITY
JULY 19, 2017
The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (“CAA”), 2 U.S.C. §§ 1301 et seq., extends the protection of several anti-discrimination statutes to legislative branch employees, and also prohibits retaliation for protected activity. None of these statutes explicitly protects covered employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but recently courts have been addressing the application of these laws to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) workers with increasing frequency.