Protections for Transgender Employees

Jennifer Levi

Western New England University School of Law

August 15, 2003

Human Rights Magazine, p. 12, Summer 2003

This Article discusses protections for transgender employee rights and how many transgender employees routinely face demotions, unfavorable conditions of employment, and even discriminatory terminations -- due not to job-related problems but to employers' discomfort with and animus against transgender people. The Author points out that although courts historically have found transgender people excluded from coverage under certain laws, developing case law supports the arguments of transgender employees who face workplace discrimination.

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Keywords: transgender employees, sex-discrimination, antidiscrimination, disability protection, civil rights and discrimination, sexuality and the law

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Date posted: December 15, 2011 ; Last revised: February 6, 2012

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Levi, Jennifer, Protections for Transgender Employees (August 15, 2003). Human Rights Magazine, p. 12, Summer 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1972943

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Jennifer Levi (Contact Author)
Western New England University School of Law ( email )
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

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