Massachusetts Employment Law Update – July 2016

Massachusetts

Prohibition of Gender Identity Discrimination in Public Accommodation

On July 8, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (S.B. 2407) amending state law to prohibit places of public accommodation from discriminating on the basis of gender identity. The bill also requires the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination to adopt regulations for purposes of enforcing the law.

The law goes into effect on October 1, 2016.

Read MA S.B. 2407
Read the Governor’s Press Release