Big News in Sex Discrimination Law:
On April 20, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued its decision in Macy v. Holder, stating that gender identity, change of sex, and/or transgender status are cognizable sex discrimination claims until Title VII and the EEOC has jurisdiction over such claims for both private and federal employees. In Macy, a police detective who had transitioned her sex from male to fem...ale, alleged that she was denied a position because she made her transgender status known.
Intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, discrimination "based on . . . sex," and such discrimination therefore violates Title VII.
What this Means for Wisconsin Employees:
Data from the National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force found that 78% of transgender Americans says they've experienced workplace discrimination at some point. If you are a transgendered employee, you have legal rights to protect you from being discriminated against by your employer on the basis of your transgender status.
For More Information, contact the Heins Law Office experienced employment attorneys at http://www.heinslawoffice.com/Discrimination/.