• State only that the company will not tolerate sexual harassment, or does it prohibit harassment of any type?
The provisions of Section 3 restricted the definition of marriage and spouse to heterosexual marriages for all federal laws, and, because of that definition, legally married same-sex couples were not entitled to federal benefits or rights.
Below is a quick checklist to help make sure you are in compliance.
Hager Like most employers, you probably have an employee handbook.
In finding Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional, the Court effectively eliminated the definition of “marriage” or “spouse” under federal law and deferred the regulation of marriage to the states.
The result is that federal rights and benefits, including FMLA spousal leave benefits, now apply equally to both heterosexual and same-sex couples who are legally married under state law.