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Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit against a Catholic School in Queens

A former teacher at a Queens Catholic school has won her first round in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the school. The teacher, affectionately known as Mr. K during most of his teaching career at the school, was allegedly fired in October 2012 for insubordination after 32 years on the job. But the former teacher,… Read More »

Discriminatory Hiring Practices: A Victory for Transgender Workers

The Mia Macy v. Eric Holder ruling states that an employer cannot disqualify a candidate simply because the candidate discloses that he or she is undergoing a sex-change operation. Essentially, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruling makes it clear that disqualifying the candidate because of gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights… Read More »

Taking a Step Forward: Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law in New York

Last year, as four times previously, the New York State Assembly passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). And, just like the last four times the Assembly passed GENDA over the past decade — an anti-discrimination law that would add “gender identity and expression” to the existing New York State Human Rights Law — the… Read More »

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