Transgender Workers Are Protected By Title VII, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Discrimination against transgender individuals constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a landmark decision released Monday to attorneys representing a job applicant denied a position by a federal agency.

The EEOC issued the decision — which experts say means that transgender employees who experience workplace discrimination can now file a claim with the EEOC at any of its 53 offices across the country — on Friday in an appeal lodged by Mia Macy, a transgender woman who...
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