NJ lawmakers will soon be considering a sweeping anti-discrimination bill that critics say would give transgender people the right to sue for discrimination.
House Speaker Vincent Prieto, R-West Orange, is expected to introduce legislation next week that would bar state contractors from discriminating against transgender employees.
The proposal is part of a larger push to create an inclusive and inclusive workplace.
Prieto’s bill is the first of its kind in New York, and it comes on the heels of a federal lawsuit that challenged the state’s new law, which the Department of Labor is considering.
In New Jersey, the Legislature is set to consider bills to protect transgender workers, protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, and increase the state minimum wage.
A transgender person is someone who identifies with a gender different from the one assigned at birth.
They may not use the preferred name or pronoun that corresponds with their assigned gender.