Talks of Sick Leave Turned Into Potential LGBT Discrimination in Texas
The original version of Senate Bill 15 would have prevented cities and counties from adopting local ordinances for employment leave and holidays as well as prohibited cities from requiring that private companies supply sick leave to employees. The bill, however, would not have affected local regulations that deal with discrimination in employment. But when Brandon Creighton, a GOP senator introduced SB 15 to the Senate State Affairs Committee the members of the Committee noticed certain change, namely that the language that stated that state wouldn’t supplant local nondiscrimination ordinances, reports the Texas Tribune.
The omission, of course, could be very bad news for LGBTQ Texans as it opens the door for legal discrimination. For example, if this new bill gets passed as it currently is, some employers can and