From Small Business Support:
“In a recent decision, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that the Civil Rights Act protects transgendered employees from discrimination in the workplace.
In its ruling, the EEOC said that Mia Macy, a transgendered woman, could proceed with a charge of gender identity discrimination against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Macy claims that she was not hired by the Bureau after she announced she was transitioning from male to female.
The fight isn’t over for Macy, whose case has been sent back to the Bureau’s Office of Equal Opportunity for resolution. But for employers, the ruling – which went into effect on April 20 – provides an important clarification of discrimination laws.
For your reference, five takeaways…”