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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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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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EEOC ruling a key victory in battle over anti-transgender discrimination

| Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled in favor of a transgender federal employee who claimed she had been verbally and physically harassed at her job with a federal contractor and had been denied a position at a laboratory of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in California.

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EEOC ruling on transgender rights triggers new call for ENDA

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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LGBT rights supporters are continuing to press for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, following a ruling this week from a U.S. agency expanding non-discrimination protections under existing law to include transgender workers.

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EEOC ruling protects transgender workers from discrimination

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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In a historic ruling, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that job bias against transgender employees on the basis of gender identity amounts to sex discrimination under existing law.

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