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Rent-A-Center Prevails in Transgender Bias Case

May 18, 2018, 9:42 PM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t prove that a Rent-A-Center store in Illinois fired a worker because she transitioned to female from male, a jury decided May 18.

The EEOC alleged that a Rent-A-Center district manager instructed the store manager to fire Megan Kerr after he learned that Kerr was transitioning. The company argued that Kerr was let go because she used a delivery vehicle to make a personal furniture delivery.

“Rent-A-Center takes discrimination issues seriously and has the right policies in place,” Stephanie Quincy, an attorney at Quarles & Brady who represented the company, told Bloomberg Law. “The jury...

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