Monkeypox Virus Offers Employers Opportunity to Deepen Protections for LGBTQ Employees

The recent monkeypox virus outbreak and discriminatory ties to the LGBTQ population should motivate employers to review and enhance company policies protecting their LGBTQ employees. The matter is particularly urgent given that anti-LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace is already a widespread problem.  

In an article recently published on, Fortis attorney, Andrew Neiman, counsels outlines the five key steps every employer should take now to protect and support LGBTQ employees and job applicants. He also provides four important suggestions for ensuring that anti-LGBTQ discrimination does not occur during the hiring and recruitment process, as well as tips on fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity, including LGBTQ people.
Click here to read all of Neiman’s advice to employers on


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