EEOC Opens Door to Title VII Suits by Transgender Workers

Share to Google Buzz
Share to Google Plus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently ruled for the first time that workers’ claims of discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity are cognizable under Title VII and may be adjudicated through the EEOC’s administrative procedures. In a decision dated April 20, 2012, the EEOC reversed the final decision of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“Bureau”), which had declined to process a job applicant’s complaint of discrimination based on gender identity, change of sex and/or transgender status under Title VII and the EEOC’s regulations. Macy v. Holder, Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012).

Read more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>