S.2238 - Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 1994103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 06/23/1994)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||07/29/1994 Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 103-703.|
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Summary: S.2238 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/23/1994)
Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 1994 - Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by covered entities, including employing authorities of the House of Representatives, employing offices of the Senate, and instrumentalities of the Congress.
Declares that: (1) this Act does not apply to the provision of employee benefits for the benefit of an employee's partner; and (2) a disparate impact does not establish a prima facie violation of this Act. Prohibits quotas and preferential treatment. Declares that this Act does not apply to: (1) religious organizations (except in their for-profit activities); (2) the armed forces; or (3) laws creating special rights or preferences for veterans. Provides for enforcement. Disallows State and Federal immunity. Allows recovery of attorney's fees. Prohibits retaliation and coercion. Requires posting notices for employees and applicants.