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Thursday, June 15, 2006

News: Easton, Pennsylvania statute proposed

An ordinance has been proposed in Easton, Pennsylvania, to prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, among other things. Pennsylvania's human rights statute does not explicitly protect transgender employees, although Pennsylvania prohibits discrimination based on gender identity among public employees.

If passed, Easton would join several Pennsylvania cities prohibiting employment discrimination based on gender identity: Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Lansdowne, New Hope, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Swarthmore, and York.

A number of major employers based in PA ave policies that protect transgender employees, including Agere Systems, Air Products, GlaxoSmithKline, Unisys, Carnegie Mellon, Community Behavioral Health, OneSource, University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln National, Mellon Financial, Lehigh University, and Pennsylvania State University.

1 comment:

Dr. Jillian Todd Weiss said...

There are 49 Fortune 500 companies based in Pennsylvania:
AmerisourceBergen
Sunoco
Comcast
Rite Aid
Cigna
United States Steel
Aramark
PPG Industries
H.J. Heinz
Air Products & Chem.
Rohm & Haas
PNC Financial Services Group
Crown Holdings
PPL
Toll Brothers
Unisys
Mellon Financial Corp.
Lincoln National
Erie Insurance Group
Jones Apparel Group
UGI
Hershey
Wesco International
Ikon Office Solutions
Universal Health Svcs.
SunGard Data Systems
Consol Energy
Sovereign Bancorp
Armstrong Holdings
Allegheny Technologies
Allegheny Energy
Harsco
Charming Shoppes
Teleflex
Dick's Sporting Goods
Airgas
American Eagle Outfitters
Kennametal
Vishay Intertechnology
Pep Boys
Weis Markets
FMC
Select Medical
JLG Industries
Dentsply International
Genesis HealthCare
Agere Systems
Penn National Gaming
Ametek