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EEOC suing two companies, alleging transgender workers illegally fired

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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DETROIT -- The federal government is accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing transgender employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland Eye Clinic of Lakeland, Florida. [...]

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Teen files EEOC complaint against Taco Johns for alleged anti-gay harassment

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tyler Brandt
An openly gay South Dakota teen has filed a federal discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging he was harassed and humiliated while working for Taco Johns, and forced to wear a name badge containing a homophobic slur. Tyler Brandt, 16, of Yankton, S.D., says the harassment [...]

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Labor Department extends employment protections to transgender workers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday issued guidance clarifying that sex discrimination includes gender identity and transgender status of individuals who work for federal contractors and subcontractors. The news follows a June announcement by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez that the department is updating enforcement protocols and ... [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms Chai Feldblum to EEOC

Monday, December 27, 2010
Chai Feldblum
In one of its last acts of the current session, the U.S. Senate last week confirmed the nomination of long-time lesbian activist Chai R. Feldblum to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [...]

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Obama uses recess appointment to name lesbian activist to EEOC board

Monday, March 29, 2010
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President Barack Obama on Saturday appointed lesbian law professor Chai Feldblum to a position on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Feldblum was key in the drafting and negotiations over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). She and three others were appointed using a constitutional provision known as a recess appointment. [...]

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