02 Dec '11, 11pm

Walker Appointee: It Should Be Legal To Harass Gays In the Workplace | Care2 Causes

Walker Appointee: It Should Be Legal To Harass Gays In the Workplace | Care2 Causes

One such appointee? Commissioner Laurie McCallum, who believes that gays cannot be harassed in the workplace, because sexual orientation is not a protected category in the workplace. According to the Wisconsin Gazette , “…McCallum, the politically connected wife of former GOP Gov. Scott McCallum, defied nearly 30 years of precedent in state law by asserting that sexual ‘preference,’ as she put it, is not a protected category in workplace discrimination cases. McCallum’s stance alarmed civil rights advocates as well as her fellow commissioners, who warned that her view could upend legal tradition and ‘make it permissible to harass an employee based upon race, national origin, religion, age or disability,’ as well as sexual orientation.”

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