Gender Identity Discrimination

In 2012, the EEOC in Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), held that discrimination against an individual because that person is transgender is discrimination "because of sex" and is thereby covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Moreover, it has been recognized by the courts for at least a decade that discrimination against an employee because he or she does not conform to expected sexual stereotypes is unlawful as sex discrimination. See Sexual Orientation Discrimination.

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