amie, on 27 May 2012 - 05:08 AM, said:
Do not lose hope. It is my understanding that we continue to have protection under the law under sex discrimination. For example I am now legally female. If I am criticized for how I look or dress my understanding is that after first requesting the harassement to stop I may file a complaint as sexual harassment for sex discrimination, picking on what I look like. Has anyone else heard this. I read it from literature from Lambda Legal. So guys where pink boys and ribbons all you want. They can fire you for being transgender but not for looking transgender please help me with this one, I want to make sure I understand this difference. Where there are dress codes this would affect clothing and makeup, but if you follow the dress code of the female very closely, I would think you could present as long as is one or the other. But you can't say that you are transgender or claim to identify with the opposite sex gender or claim gender identity issues, just that you wish to dress a certain way is personal preference. Simply that you chose that dress code. Ideas please. There is a way around this. As a transgender person I would chose the job without a dresscode and then dress what represents me. These are ideas I am grasping from all of this, anyone want to add to this or clarify the alternatives for us. That I am legally female may be a key factor in this case but I am not sure.
Amie , I can understand the Befuddled sence within the cunundrum , I dont care myself , I goto the interview as myself not a made up phony like in the past , if they hire me great they already know what they are getting a capable woman who happens to like the company of woman, if they dont then ask why , and then move forward not back . often times it is an issue of socialisation and incorporation into such a setting HR can address this and make the transition into the work place easier for all involved , at times they simply need the information to understand , so give it to them . This is a crappy deal no doubt but it is a stepping stone we all find within our path.
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