IndustryWeek: Gay Marriage and Sexual Orientation: What your HR Department Should Know.

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In an article published on Oct. 13, 2015, M. Clark Spoden provides insight on what a manufacturing company's human resources department should know about same-sex marriage. With two significant federal rulings regarding discrimination and sexual orientation occurring over the summer, now is a good time to review employee benefits, discrimination and practices related to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Spoden details four things to keep in mind when reviewing workplace policies, including; same-sex married couples now qualify for married employee benefits at a company; same-sex married couples must be granted the same Family and Medical Leave as heterosexual married couples; with the new rulings, company leadership should encourage a culture of acceptance when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity; and employers should look at their best practices to ensure a race, religious and gender-neutral workplace to comply with the anticipated full protection of sexual orientation from discrimination.

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