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Wright Brothers, LLC and Transgender Employees

Stephanie is transgendered. Prior to becoming a woman, she was employed in the accounting department at Wright Brothers, LLC. She was fired after reporting to work dressed as a woman.
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Stephanie has a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination against her former employer because she was fired for being transgendered.

Stephanie does not have a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination because discriminating against transgendered persons is not considered gender discrimination.

Stephanie does not have a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination because she did not file the action before she became a woman.

Stephanie has a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination because she is legally considered a woman.

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Stephanie has a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination against her former employer because she was fired for being transgendered.

Actually, transgender issues were never covered under the Civil Rights Act until a short time ago. Back in 2012, the EEOC decided that transgender persons were, in fact, covered under Title VII and that acts against transgender employees were (and still are) discriminatory. Just as an employer cannot discriminate based upon gender, race or any of the other protected characteristics, an employer also cannot discriminate based upon a person's transgender status.

Here is a link to the change in transgender ...

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