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Transgender Protections In The Workplace

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July 10, 2019

The Supreme Court has accepted three cases related to employment protections for LGBTQ individuals, but decisions are not expected until 2020. There is no way to know what the Court will do and whether protections under Title VII or other laws will extend to transgender individuals, but regardless of how the Supreme Court rules, there are good reasons why employers should foster a workplace culture that emphasizes the benefits of diversity. This Today’s General Counsel article includes a detailed set of recommendations for employers who find themselves in an increasingly common circumstance: Namely, the company is informed by HR that one of its employees has revealed that he or she is transgender and intends to transition.

 

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