Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of President Trump’s Contractor Training Executive Order

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Today, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of key parts of President Trump’s Executive Order (E.O.) 13950, Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping. The injunction prevents the Labor Department, and other federal enforcement agencies, from enforcing the provisions of the E.O. applicable to federal contractors and grant recipients. According to the court, the E.O. appears to violate federal contractors’ free speech rights and appears unconstitutionally vague because it is impossible to know what conduct is prohibited. Unless overturned on appeal, the injunction will remain in place while the court considers the merits of the legal challenge in Santa Cruz Lesbian & Gay Community Center v. Trump.

CWC plans to publish a memorandum next week with additional details on this development and what it means for federal contractors. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of our compliance policy experts at 202-629-5650 or info@cwc.org. Please note that at this time, CWC's offices remain in telework status. All calls to staff members are forwarded, and all messages left on our program line are being immediately forwarded to the appropriate staff member for handling.

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