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Disability Bias Ruling for Transgender Worker: Boon or Blip?

June 1, 2017, 9:43 PM

Transgender workers may have protections under federal disability law that go beyond and supplement the rights that seem to be emerging under federal sex discrimination law.

That’s the upshot of a federal judge’s novel recognition that Cabela’s Retail Inc. may have violated a male-to-female transgender employee’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act when it repeatedly denied her choice of workplace name tag and restroom, LGBT-rights advocates told Bloomberg BNA.

A pair of management lawyers, however, cautioned that it’s still early in the case. Kate Lynn Blatt ultimately will have to present evidence proving her entitlement to ADA coverage and ...