Bloomberg Law
March 7, 2018, 6:42 PMUpdated: March 7, 2018, 10:54 PM

Bias Against Transgender Workers Is Sex Bias Under Federal Law (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Discrimination against a worker based on gender identity or because the person is transitioning between genders is sex discrimination that violates existing federal law, a federal appeals court held in a landmark ruling.

The first-of-its-kind decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is the second significant win in 10 days for LGBT workers on issues that many predict will ultimately go to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court delivered its ruling March 7. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Feb. 26 that discrimination against a worker who is gay, lesbian, or bisexual ...

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