EEOC Files Groundbreaking Cases on Behalf of Trans Workers

Posted: September 26, 2014 in update

Yes! This is why I encourage everyone dealing with discrimination to call and report the employer. It’s time people understand that this behavior is not acceptable at all and there are consequences for bias. Your personal bias is something to be left at home.

National Center for Transgender Equality's Blog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has for the first time used the 1964 Civil Rights Act to file federal lawsuits against two companies for discrimination against. While the EEOC has interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to prohibit anti-transgender bias since 2012, today marks the first time the agency has brought lawsuits on behalf of transgender workers.

A first complaint was filed in Michigan on behalf of Amiee Stephens against her former employer R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Inc. The EEOC alleges that soon after Ms. Stephens came out at work about her gender transition she was fired for no other reason than for her being transgender.

The second case was filed in Florida on behalf of Brandi Branson against her former employer Lakeland Eye Clinic. The EEOC alleges that following her transition from male to female at work, she was ostracized on the job and the…

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