Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Transgender Discrimination

Individuals with non-conforming gender identity, gender expression or transgender identity commonly experience discrimination and harassment in the work place. According to a recent survey by National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, a staggering 90 percent of those surveyed reported experiencing harassment, discrimination, or other mistreatment on the job.

Currently, sixteen states and the District of Columbia specifically prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.

Some courts have found that anti-gay slurs can be evidence of gender stereotyping, which is a form of sex discrimination in violation of federal law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender in all aspects of employment, including harassment and discrimination based on gender stereotypes.

I have experience representing non-conforming individuals who have experienced discrimination in the work place and in places of public accommodation because of their gender identity, gender expression and transgender identity.