Fargo hospital says transgender lawsuit should be dismissed

Faye Seidler

Faye Seidler

FARGO, N.D. — Attorneys for a Fargo hospital say a lawsuit brought by a transgender employee alleging discrimination in the workplace has no merit and should be dismissed.

Faye Seidler was born as a male and identifies herself as a female. Seidler says in a federal suit that Sanford Medical Center violated her civil rights. She is seeking unspecified damages and an order to stop the hospital from discriminating against employees who have undergone or are undergoing a gender transition.

Seidler says managers did not treat her fairly and she was wrongly denied access to the women’s locker rooms.

Hospital attorneys say in a response filed Tuesday that the company made a good-faith effort to address Seidler’s complaints and was working on giving her access to the women’s locker room before she quit.

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