non·​dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌnän-dis-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of nondiscrimination

: the absence or avoidance of discrimination … officially affirming a federal government policy of nondiscrimination in employment.— Benjamin Quarles … passed nondiscrimination ordinances protecting transsexuals in schools, jobs and housing.— David E. Thigpen

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DeAngelis said the company’s formal diversity training helps cement employees’ understanding of CVS policies and commitment to nondiscrimination and diversity. Rachel Siegel, The Seattle Times, "Chicago CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon," 16 July 2018 In Massachusetts, voters passed a referendum to maintain a 2016 law that extends nondiscrimination protections to transgender people. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 The new law also barred local governments from enacting new nondiscrimination ordinances for workplaces, hotels and restaurants until December 2020. Jonathan Drew, The Seattle Times, "Court: Fight can proceed over ‘bathroom bill’ replacement," 1 Oct. 2018 Although many companies have invested in creating non-discrimination policies and inclusive benefit packages, 31 states still don’t have fully-inclusive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. USA TODAY, "Nearly half of LGBTQ employees remain closeted at work, rate unchanged in decade, study says," 25 June 2018 Cook said Pennsylvania could benefit from a more explicit nondiscrimination policy. Julia Terruso,, "Some foster agencies in Philly won't place kids with LGBT people," 13 Mar. 2018 Among those goals: nondiscrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation, like locker rooms and public restrooms, and a robust response to the escalating number of bias-motivated killings, especially of transgender women of color. New York Times, "Why the Supreme Court Opening Could Affect Gay Marriage as Well as Abortion," 3 July 2018 Massachusetts is one of 19 states with nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in public places, including medical offices, restaurants, and shops, as well as public restrooms and locker rooms. Stephanie Ebbert,, "Mayors, while in Boston, announce support for transgender antidiscrimination law," 10 June 2018 The new law also bars local governments from enacting new nondiscrimination ordinances for workplaces, hotels and restaurants until December 2020. Washington Post, "Judge questions whether ‘bathroom bill’ fight should proceed," 25 June 2018

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1793, in the meaning defined above

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