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H.R.1755: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Jared Polis, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 206 (198 Democrats, 1 Independent, 8 Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity by covered entities (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees). Prohibits preferential treatment or quotas. Allows only disparate treatment claims.

Prohibits related retaliation.

Makes this Act inapplicable to: (1) religious organizations, and (2) the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces. Declares that this Act does not repeal or modify any federal, state, territorial, or local law creating a special right or preference concerning employment for a veteran.

Prohibits this Act from being construed to: (1) prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to adhere to reasonable dress or grooming standards, or (2) require the construction of new or additional facilities.

Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
April 25, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
April 25, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
April 25, 2013 Referred to House Administration
April 25, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce