Lawsuit: This woman was denied access to the women’s locker room at Sanford Health Hospital

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FARGO, N.D. — A transgender employee who quit her job at Sanford Health in Fargo is suing the hospital for discrimination.

Faye Seidler was born as a male and identifies herself as a female. She says she began hormone therapy as part of her gender transition in 2013. She began working for Sanford in spring 2014.

The lawsuit says Seidler asked for access to the women’s locker rooms in November 2014, but the hospital refused to accommodate her request. She says managers did not treat her equally in other aspects and felt forced to quit her job.

The suit seeks unspecified damages and asks a judge to order the hospital from discriminating against employees who have undergone or are undergoing a gender transition.

Lawyers for Sanford were not immediately available for comment.

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