Brazilian Lawmaker Proposes 3% Quota for Trans Employees in Large Firms

The bill drafted by federal deputy Alexandre Padilha (PT-SP) would apply to all private firms with more than 100 staff that receive state aid or contracts.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A Brazilian lawmaker announced he was preparing a bill that would require large companies to reserve 3% of their jobs for transgender employees, a step he said would help trans people escape poverty and marginalisation.

Neighboring Argentina passed a law last year reserving 1% of public sector jobs for trans workers, but the law drafted by federal deputy Alexandre Padilha would apply to all private firms with . . .

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