Title VII and the Public Sector Transgender Employee

Source: Leslie Paul Machado, IPMA-HR News, Vol. 78 no. 1, January 2012
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There is a tendency among many employers to think of transgender issues as “someone else’s problem,” an issue not likely to affect their own organizations. That’s a misconception, and it’s as prevalent among public sector organizations as it is among private businesses. Several recent cases bear witness to this fact….Rather than isolated decisions, these cases may be part of a larger trend in which courts are increasingly holding employers liable under Title VII for alleged discrimination against transgender employees.

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