EEOC Extends Protections to Transgender Workers


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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund today applauded a decision by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruling that Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination protects transgender workers from discrimination.   EEOC is the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws against workplace discrimination and its decision means that transgender people throughout the country who have experienced workplace discrimination may now file a claim under Title VII with the EEOC.  The ruling comes in the case of Mia Macy, a transgender woman denied a job by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who is represented by Transgender Law Center.   We congratulate them both on this victory!

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