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Friday, April 9, 2010

Transgender Job-Seekers Face Discrimination | News | Advocate.com

A recent report by the advocacy group Make the Road New York found a 42% net rate of discrimination against transgender job seekers. The report was discussed on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show (find link to discussion at the bottom of the article).

Transgender Job-Seekers Face Discrimination | News | Advocate.com


Dharma Kelleher said...

From what I gathered in reading the article and listening to the radio show, this discrimination of 42% was solely in the retail industry.

I wonder what the rate is for people in skilled industries like IT, accounting, etc.

Also, I found it odd that they didn't discuss the methodology for how they reached that percentage. How did the researchers know the qualifications of the people hired vs. the trans applicants who weren't hired? And how many cases were involved? Ten? A hundred? A thousand?

As someone who has been fired for being transgender, I'm glad the issue is being addressed and discussed. I just hope there is solid statistical methodology behind the numbers.

Clint said...

In order to reduce discrimination, people need to be educated on the benefits of diversity. Only then will people truly embrace it.