Gender Identity And Expression: The Next Frontier

Law360, New York (September 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Now more than ever, employers are required to provide an inclusive environment to all employees. State and local legislatures have endorsed increasingly greater protections based upon “gender identity or expression,” (i.e. protection against discrimination for “transgender” employees).

While the term gender identity or expression has become the umbrella term of choice for legislators, the phrase generally has been defined to include those employees whose internal psychological sense of self differs from their external physical sex at birth, who have both male and female physical characteristics, or...
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