Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally" on Transworkplace

You are invited to a chat on Transworkplace "Trans Employment Law 101 - How to Protect Yourself Legally" Tuesday April 24, 2014 9PM EST

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Transgender TV Personality Loses Viacom Discrimination Lawsuit

B. Scott's suit has been dismissed based on First Amendment considerations. This is a fascinating new legal wrinkle in the discrimination context. If a media company can protect its public expression via wardrobe decision, I suppose that I will now see employers arguing that can say that their public expression is at stake when they refuse to allow a trans employee to wear particular clothing or to use particular rest rooms or dressing rooms. I am looking forward to reading the decision.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally"

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Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum

This is the Facebook page of EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum. Under Commissioner Feldblum, the EEOC has been revitalized as a force for strong civil rights, including the civil rights of LGBT people. The Macy decision of 2012 made it clear to all employers that discrimination based on gender identity is sex discrimination, and violates the Federal Civil Rights Act.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Transsexual’s Volunteer Status Did Not Bar Her Sex Bias Claims

As previously reported, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland held that a former U.S. Capitol Police sergeant’s volunteer status did not bar her sex bias claim against the Howard County, Maryland Police Department. Finkle v. Howard Cnty, No. JKB-13-3236 (D. Md. Apr. 10, 2014). Interestingly, although Title VII is generally considered to cover only paid employment, the fact that the County rejected Tomi Boone Finkle for a position with a volunteer patrol did not exclude her from coverage on the basis of sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act, Md. Code, State Gov’t § 20-606.

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Lambda Legal Sues Doctor and Clinic for Denying Medical Care to Transgender Woman

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Naya Taylor, a trans woman in Mattoon, IL, denied medical care after she requested hormone replacement therapy. "The provisions of the Affordable Care Act are clear: doctors receiving federal funds cannot discriminate in providing patient care just because a person is transgender." This is a very important and precedent-setting lawsuit.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TransPeopleSpeak.org

I AM: Trans People Speak is a multi-media campaign aimed
at raising awareness about the diverse communities
of trans individuals, families, and allies. It is a campaign of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

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