Casey Statement on Employee Non-Discrimination Act Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today attended a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  Senator Casey, a cosponsor of ENDA, called for the hearing in a bipartisan letter to the HELP Committee last month.

"I'm pleased that the Senate's HELP Committee held a hearing today on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act," said Senator Casey. "I hope that this is the first step towards swift and bipartisan passage in both the Senate and the House. ENDA embodies the American ideal of fairness: employees should be judged on their skills and abilities in the workplace, and not on their sexual orientation or gender identity."

ENDA would prohibit most employers from discriminating against current and prospective employees on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.