The “OFCCP Week in Review” is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment published every Monday. Here are this week’s developments:
Tuesday, March 29, 2016: North Carolina’s Attorney General won’t enforce new law. In light of our WIR last week discussing the new law passed in NC which preempts county and city ordinances from protecting gender identity and sexual orientation, there is an interesting development heard in NC last week. As we stated, the new state law specifically prohibits transgender individuals from using bathrooms different than their biological sex. In a surprising statement, North Carolina’s attorney general said he would not defend the state’s “bathroom bill.” Several pro-gay groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the legislation and he feels, too, that it is a discriminatory law.
Time will tell what happens next.
THIS COLUMN IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW AND PRACTICE RELATING TO OFCCP. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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