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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: Employment

A guide to resources in the Williams Institute Reading Room, part of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.


The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Americans.  Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  (1999- ) HD 6285.5 U6

An annual report published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Workplace Project. Provides national information on laws and policies regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, offering resources for both employees and employers.


See also the Employment Law LibGuide for general information about employment law, both federal and California sources.


Out At Work. Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold (New Day Films, 2009). DVD HF5549.5.S47 O98 2009

Created equal: the Cheryl Summerville story; Shoes. (ACLU, 1998).  1 videocassette (ca. 22 min.)  HD6285.5.U6 C74 1998 Videocassette  Documentary about a woman fired from her job for being a lesbian.

Employment Discrimination

Sexual orientation and the law. Karen Moulding & the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Committee of the National Lawyers Guild. (1985- ) KF4754.5 .N37 1985  2 volumes, looseleaf; updated.  Link to Westlaw subscription database (SEXORIENT) (ID/password required.)  See Chapter 5, "Employment" (in Part B, "Civil Rights and Discrimination.")

Sexual orientation discrimination: an international perspective. Edited by M. V. Lee Badgett and Jefferson Frank. (Routledge, 2007)  HD6285 .S49 2007  *The majority of the chapters address employment discrimination.

See also these general employment-related resources, for both federal and California law:

Federal Employment Litigation. Gerald Rosen, et al. (Rutter Group, 2006- ) KF 3319 .F43; also available on Westlaw (ID/password required) Ch. 2 (Employment Discrimination) & Ch. 5 (Harassment)
Sex-based employment discrimination. Susan M. Omilian and Jean P. Kamp. (West Group, 1990- ) KF 3467 .O48; also available on Westlaw (ID/password required)

Ch. 27: Lesbians and Gay Men

Ch. 28: Transsexuals and Transgendered Individuals

Employment discrimination, 2nd ed. Lex K. Larson. (Matthew Bender, 1975- ) KF 3464 .L37; also available on LexisNexis (ID/password required)

Ch. 168: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Ch. 169: Discrimination based on Transsexuality

Employment discrimination law, 4th ed. Barbara Lindemann, et al. (BNA Books & ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2007) KF 3464 .S34 2007 Ch. 11: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Employee privacy law. L. Camille Hébert. (West Group, 1993- ) KF 3455 .H43; also available on Westlaw (ID/password required) Ch. 9: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation


CALIFORNIA: search the index of the following publications for relevant sections:

  • California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation.  Ming W. Chin, et al. (Rutter Group, 2001- ) KFC 572 .A6 C35; also available on Westlaw (ID/password required)

  • California Employment Law.  M. Kirby Wilcox, et al. (Matthew Bender, 1989- ) KFC 556 .C35; also available on LexisNexis (ID/password required)

  • Advising California Employers and Employees.  Bonnie Bouge, et al. (CEB, 2005- ) KFC 556 .A933; also avalaible electronically, CEB OnLaw (Law School only)

  • Wrongful Employment Termination Practice, 2nd ed. (CEB, 1997- ) KFC 1028 .L33 W761; also available electronically, CEB OnLaw (Law School only)  

General Employment, 2010 -

General Employment, 1990 - 2009