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November 14, 2013

In Depth with Steve Ball: Employment Non-Discrimination Act Interview

Central Florida News Channel 13

With the Employment Non-Discrimination Act working its way through Congress, Central Florida News Channel 13 asked Labor & Employment Partner Steve Ball to explain the law to its viewers in an "In Depth" interview segment.

According to Mr. Ball, "the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013…is going to protect individuals from employment discrimination based upon their sexual orientation or gender identity."

When asked about how it would impact businesses in the future, he explained, "the law is going to apply, the way it is written, to employers that have at least 15 employees," with religious organizations and the armed forces possibly exempt.

He expects to see substantial training in order to properly understand the law. For example, some speculated that companies would be subject to preferential treatment quotas, but "that is not the case…it specifically says that there will be no quotas and that there will be no preferential treatment," he stated.

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