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Supreme Court Ruling Shines Light on LGBTQ Rights

Bracewell’s Becky Baker spoke with Construction Dive’s Kim Slowey on how construction companies will be impacted by the recent Supreme Court decision holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ status.

“You want to ensure you have a clear complaint procedure so that if an employee does feel like they’ve been aggrieved, they know what they’re supposed to do,” said Baker.

Since there are typically multiple employers on a construction project, she said, contractors should ensure that their subcontractors and vendors operate according to the same EEO policies. For subcontractors, there should be language in the contract that requires them to comply with at least all applicable laws.

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