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Sources: New language in USMCA could let the U.S. 'off the hook' from non-discrimination protections

December 03, 2018 at 2:30 PM
A new footnote in the labor chapter of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could provide a loophole for the U.S. to escape obligations in the deal's workplace discrimination provisions, sources said. Initially, he labor chapter's Article 23.9 said parties “shall implement policies that protect workers against employment discrimination on the basis of sex, including with regard to pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, and caregiving responsibilities, provide job-protected leave for birth or adoption of a child and care of family members,...

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