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EEOC ruling that gender-identity discrimination is covered by Title VII is a ''sea change'' that opens the doors to employment protection for transgender Americans

Metro Weekly "An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person's gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to an opinion issued on April 20 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The opinion, experts say, could dramatically alter the legal landscape for transgender workers across the nation..." http://www.metroweek...m/news/?ak=7288
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O K , what does that mean in states that allow for "Open Shop " laws . Translate to english, Unions are optional ............

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I wonder how this would work in NYS. I'll have to read the article in depth.

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I don't know if this would cover any employer...but if a business claims to be an "EEOC Employer," that means they aren't supposed to discriminate based on the provisions set forth by the EEOC.  However, I don't know what is required of a business to make the claim of being an EEOC employer.  Can they just say they are?  Or must they meet certain criteria?

In the Vandy Beth Glen case, an 11th Circuit panel ruled that Glen's termination constituted sex discrimination.  "...the Court concluded that discriminatory state action could not stand on the basis of gender stereotypes. The Court’s more recent cases reiterate that the Equal Protection Clause does not tolerate gender stereotypes. Accordingly, governmental acts based upon gender stereotypes–which presume that men and women’s appearance and behavior will be determined by their sex–must be subjected to heightened scrutiny because they embody “the very stereotype the law condemns.

"We conclude that a government agent violates the Equal Protection Clause’s prohibition of sex-based discrimination when he or she fires a transgender or transsexual employee because of his or her gender non-conformity.
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It seems to be coming to light that there are currently a few laws at the federal level that protect us...so it seems to me that a state could not supercede any federal laws concerning sex discrimination - at least when it comes to city, county, state and federal employees.  It seems to me that between federal laws and the EEOC, with the help of the ACLU and LAMBDA...employers would not take a chance on discriminating against any employee.  I realize we can't all be government employees...but there are many civilian businesses that claim to be EEOC employers.

Sounds good on the outside, but I'm sure we're all aware there are ways to fire an employee or avoid hiring someone based on the very criteria that is meant to protect any of us that fall into the protected groups from such wrong-doings.  And of course, there are entities like the Georgia General Assembly, for whom Glen worked, whose arrogance and bigotry is deep-rooted, and could very well file an appeal to the full 11th Circuit or even the U.S. Supreme Court if they haven't already.

I would think, however, if they were smart...they will have accepted the 11th Circuit panel's decision, and gone on about every day life.

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Kind of Surprised no one has posted this one yet. Basically it sums up that according to EEOC transgender people are covered by federal law to protected by discrimination in job hunts, falling under the case of sex discrimination. This break open the doors that are shut in 30+ states.

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I've merged your post Brittany. We had posted the story, using a different source and title. This is great news!
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Transgender Employees Now Protected By Anti-Discrimination Law After 'Landmark' EEOC Ruling: http://www.huffingto..._n_1449282.html

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janet , I suspected the headline and this is what I found . First, this ruling only affects FEDERAL employees . This means for the 99 an 1/2 % of America not involved within a protected "Fed Job", uh were, S. O. L...........................

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It's good on the federal level but doesn't affect the states. Here in New York State the are currently no protections  for transgender folks.

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As I understand it if a company claims to follow the regulations of EEOC which is posted in many stores and companies nation wide then if they choose to discriminate a trans person then they are in violation of Federal Law period doesn't matter what state your in. Now a simple solution for most of the ones in states that still discriminate could be by stating in court they don't follow EEOC in their store but this will be determined by each individual case.
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I was also under the impression that the EEOC applied to more than just government entities.  I have seen commercials from a local business that advertises when it is looking for applicants.  Part of the commercial advises viewers that the company is an "equal opportunity employer,"  and on their website, there is a link which leads to their annual EEO public file report.  

Perhaps this is something different, but even if it is...information on these pages leads me to believe that the provisions of the EEOC are not just for government employees ...   
http://en.wikipedia....nity_employment ,wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia....nity_Commission ,wikipedia
http://www.eeoc.gov/ ,EEOC website

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To quote from the Huffington Post, which quotes the person cited:

Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center told Metro Weekly that the decision is a ''big leap forward.''

"Transgender people already face tremendous rates of discrimination and unemployment,” Davis told the Washington Blade. “The decision today ensures that every transgender person in the United States will have legal recourse to employment discrimination, and with it a way to safeguard their access to vital employment benefits such as health insurance and retirement savings plans.”

I see only the positive in this ruling. The EEOC is not concerned only with the Federal employers but will every employer in the United States. Employers do not have to earn qualification as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employing people in the United States is the only qualification necessary. Every company in America is required to follow American law in its business practices, even where their office is in a country with a contradictory law such as those about bribes and kickbacks and discriminations that are so common in other countries.

53 regional offices will be implementing this policy. As usual, some will lag others, their executives hoping the whole thing will just go away because they don't share the same opinion as the commisioners. Since I was fired in Irving, TX, and both was and am a resident of SC, I may have 2 regional offices that I can apply to. Can't hurt. I still have the facts to back my case against their assertions that I failed at my job. I still have the names of the witnesses who were on my side then. I remember my manager's name, too, though not all of my coworkers. I can probably find them in my e-mail archives or where I keep my resume, as well as in the hard-copies of the data.

If I win, will I seek to return to that job? Absolutely YES! That was the last "permanent" position I've had. Before and after, I've been employed only about half the time while I search for the next opportunity and receive unemployment checks the other half. That was among the best paying jobs I've ever had. That was a job I was made for. That is now a very large part of an even larger international company with anti-discrimination policies covering the LGB community as well.

If I'd had the money and time, I'd have fought back then, but i hadn't then and haven't caught up with the bills that firing brought about even yet. Besides that, I lost the motivation when even the VP took for granted that I was a pervert and wouldn't even sit next to me as I was being fired. He moved his chair as far away from me as he could and still be at the table while the manager detailed his trumped up charges. Even more, that group is now at the center of the American business's entire product line. If I win from them, it's a total win, no matter what else.

If you've read my posts and my blog enough to get to know the real me, you are probably pretty sure of how cautious, hell - cynical, I can be. For me to not be cynical about this event must be quite extraordinary. To me, this isn't only "a sea change," it's an interplantary change.





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