In December 2014, the U.S. Justice Department struck down another barrier to equal employment rights for transgender individuals. In a reversal of previous policy, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys stating that discrimination on the basis of gender identity falls under the prohibition of sexual discrimination.
At present, this new stance affects only public employees, as the Justice Department has no authority over private sector employers. If you have concerns in this area, our L.A. Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney can provide assistance. Holder cited the Civil Rights Act as the basis for this change along with Supreme Court case law and two significant events in the last two years.
Your sexual orientation and gender identity in no way affect your ability to perform your job and you should not be treated as such. Rely on an experienced L.A. Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney to protect your rights. Please contact us for more information.