Oregon has made tremendous progress in creating safe and affirming workplaces for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees. However, more than 90 percent of transgender and gender non-conforming people report experiencing harassment or discrimination at work. As a result, Basic Rights Oregon is re-launching its Fair Workplace Project.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Basic Rights Oregon worked with hundreds of employers in the state, providing trainings and resources to create fair workplaces for LGBTQ employees. More than 400 Oregon businesses participated and signed a pledge stating that they oppose discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This partnership with employers was instrumental in passing the 2007 Oregon Equality Act.
We offer employers fee-for-service trainings on how to create an inclusive workplace, how to support an employee who is transitioning, how to ensure compliance with state and national civil rights and labor laws, and how to ensure that a company’s benefits package is transgender-inclusive. Businesses that complete the training will be recognized by Basic Rights Oregon as a fair workplace, and will be listed on our website and receive a special logo for their own website.
To request a Fair Workplace training, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you shortly: