New Jersey Bans Transgender Bias

Law360, New York (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a bid to curb discrimination against transgendered people, New Jersey on Sunday became the ninth U.S. state to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against those who switch genders.

The amendment to New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination, which includes “gender identity or expression” protections, went into effect on June 17 after being given the green light by both houses of the state legislature in December 2006.

The law makes it illegal for companies to refuse to hire people because they are transsexual, cross-dressers, asexual,...
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