TWIN FALLS • Twin Falls city staff will study the issue of adding sexual orientation to the anti-harassment and discrimination policy for city employees, at the suggestion of a councilwoman.
Councilwoman Rebecca Mills-Sojka’s comment came during a presentation of the new city employee personnel policy.
“I certainly would encourage it,” Mills-Sojka said.
The City Council adopted the handbook without making the change, but City Manager Travis Rothweiler said city staff would study the issue and present findings to the council at a later date.
Protecting sexual orientation under government anti-discrimination policies has made headlines in Idaho over the last year after a failed attempt to add the category on a state level at the Idaho Legislature. The cities of Sandpoint and Boise have added the phrase so far, and Pocatello’s city council has considered doing the same.