TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 19, 2014

The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals, the Obama administration announced yesterday. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring claims on behalf of people who say they've been fired by a public employer based on gender identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that the Civil Rights Act does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. The Daily Times has more from the Associated Press.