Mitchell Pollack & Associates PLLC
Your Solution Starts With A Phone Call
866-400-7388

Transgender employee wins lawsuit against company


Last year, reality television star and former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner made his transformation official to a transwoman, changing his name to Caitlyn Jenner. Her transformation shed an international spotlight on the plight and rights of transgender individuals in the United States and throughout the world. As Americans, politicians and the courts on local, state and federal levels adapt new policies to protect the rights of transgender people, employers throughout the world are also working to include transgender employees.


It has not been a smooth transition for all though, evident by a recent ruling in Louisiana against First Tower Loan LLC following a ruling by an arbitrator in a discrimination suit.

The company attempted to get the employee to sign a document which would state his, "preference to act and dress as a male, despite having been born a female." The vice president of the company stated that he must dress like a woman and that he would be in violation of company policy if he attempted to share a hotel room at business meetings with men, not women. This, however, is still gender discrimination.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also supported the employee in the fight against First Tower Loan LLC. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are not allowed to discriminate on grounds of gender norms or sex-stereotypes, which includes transgender employees, as we are learning with recent rulings.

Source: findlaw.com "Transgender Man Wins Employment Discrimination Suit," Christopher Coble, Dec. 20, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Ready To Resolve Your Legal Issues

You have a business to run. The team at Mitchell Pollack & Associates is ready to tackle your legal needs so you can focus on your responsibilities. Call 866-400-7388 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Tarrytown Office
150 White Plains Road
Suite 310
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Toll Free: 866-400-7388
Phone: 914-610-3418
Fax: 914-332-9191
Map & Directions

Mahwah Office
220 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Toll Free: 866-400-7388
Phone: 914-610-3418
Fax: 201-529-4400
Map & Directions