Tag Archives: transgender

EAT reinforces protection of employee beliefs in Biblical pronouns row (UK)

As a break from workplace investigations and before Covid’s threatened resurgence as an issue for employers, how about this new slice of “gay cake” case law around what should and should not happen when your religious beliefs clash with the requirements of your job? In Mackereth –v- DWP & Another this week, the claimant was … Continue Reading

EEOC Warns US Employers That State Law Cannot Be Used to Justify Transgender Discrimination

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) reminded employers this week in no uncertain terms that they are required to provide transgender workers with access to bathrooms that corresponds with their gender identity.  A failure to do so – the EEOC warned – runs the risk of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights … Continue Reading

EEOC Ruling Recognizes Transgender Discrimination Under Title VII

The legal protections afforded transgender individuals in the workplace are relatively unclear, not to mention varied, across the country.  Currently, sixteen states (and Washington D.C.), as well as numerous cities and counties, ban discrimination based on gender expression and gender identity.  However, a federal bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), has been proposed and struck … Continue Reading

Transgender Employees Are Protected from Discrimination

Late last year, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld summary judgment for the plaintiff, Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn, against her employer in a sex discrimination case [pdf].  Ms. Glenn alleged that she was fired from her job because she intended to transition from male to female.  The court noted that discrimination against a transgender employee … Continue Reading