Legal Tide Favors EEOC Stance On Transgender Bias

Law360, New York (September 29, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT) -- With suits alleging discrimination against transgender employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the first time pushed into litigation its stance that gender identity bias violates civil rights law, a position that attorneys say marks a natural progression from prior gender identity cases that courts will likely take up.

The EEOC on Thursday announced two separate lawsuits — one lodged against a Detroit-based funeral home company and another against a Lakeland, Florida, eye health clinic — in which the agency alleged the employers violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against transgender employees.

The suits...

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