Funeral Home Can't Get 'Sexual Anatomy' Info In Bias Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (November 25, 2015, 11:18 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday refused to grant a funeral home’s renewed request to seek "intimate and private" information about a fired transgender worker's anatomy and background in a discrimination lawsuit, saying the information wasn’t relevant.

Rejecting R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc.’s objections to a federal magistrate judge's September order, U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox continued blocking it from discovery seeking information about former funeral director and embalmer Aimee Stephens’ "sexual anatomy," familial background and relationships, and medical or psychological records related to her gender transition.

R.G. claimed the EEOC hasn’t sufficiently shown that serious harm would...

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