Transgender Ex-Cabela's Worker Can Press ADA Claims

Law360, New York (May 19, 2017, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday declined to toss a lawsuit from a transgender woman claiming her former employer Cabela's Retail Inc. discriminated against her, allowing her to move forward on two Americans with Disabilities Act claims.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Leeson Jr. denied the hunting, fishing and outdoor products retailer's request to dismiss former employee Kate Lynn Blatt's two ADA claims for disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and retaliation. While gender identity disorders are not covered by the ADA, it does not exclude Blatt's gender dysphoria, according to the judge.

He said there is an interpretation where the term...

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