Sexual Orientation -- Transgenders/Transsexuals

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    Recent developments in the area of transgender rights have put employers on notice that additional workplace changes may be on the way. In November 2010, Victoria Kolakowski was elected to the California Superior Court by almost a 10,000-vote margin, representing the first transgender trial judge to be elected in the United States. On the...

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    As we near the end of 2013 and look forward to a new year, it's a great time to look back on key developments in Delaware law. Over the past year, we've seen some groundbreaking legislation as well as the revival of some previously abandoned initiatives. A quick recap This has been an eventful year for employment law in Delaware. The state has...
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    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been introduced in nearly every congressional session since 1994, but it has rarely garnered enough support to warrant a full vote in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Undeterred, the bill's proponents have steadily gained support from legislators on both sides of the aisle, and on...
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the owner of Don's Valley Market in Rapid City. The grocery store will pay $50,000 to an employee who lost her job after she announced she planned to transition from male to female. Facts Cori McCreery filed a sex...
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    Q I have an employee who is outwardly gay. He is a great employee and says he loves working at my business. However, he recently mentioned that he doesn't like when a specific coworker uses antigay slurs. The slurs are not directed toward the gay employee. Instead, the slurs are generic comments such as "That's so gay." Are the comments a form...
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    Q In the wake of the national debate over gay marriage, my thoughts have turned to what, if any, New Mexico statutes or court decisions address employment discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. I almost never see anything about it in the local press. Where do we stand? A There remains substantial...
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    Do an employer's criticisms of a transgender employee's unruly hair, disheveled clothing, poor writing and speaking skills, and negative client interactions support a discrimination claim based on her failure to conform to a gender stereotype? The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently said no to that question. However, the...
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    June was a month of major changes in the employment law landscape in Delaware. In addition to the U.S. Supreme Court's three major decisions affecting employment law (addressing retaliation and harassment under Title VII and the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA) and the legalization of gay marriage, Delaware passed...
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    Do an employer's criticisms of a transgender employee's unruly hair, disheveled clothing, poor writing and speaking skills, and negative client interactions support a discrimination claim based on her failure to conform to a gender stereotype? The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently said no to that question. However, the...
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    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from making employment decisions, including hiring decisions, based on membership in a protected class. To successfully claim discriminatory failure to hire, a job applicant must first demonstrate that the decision maker was aware of his membership in a protected class. Read on to find...
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