Implementing Workplace Guidelines to Ease the Transition for Transitioning Employees
When people think of #MeToo and #TimesUp – movements that have engulfed our national narrative – we immediately conjure images of men exploiting inherent power dynamics in ways that marginalize and otherwise abuse women in the workplace, issues we largely believe to exist between straight men and straight women. What often doesn’t surface in our cultural consciousness is that members of the LGBTQ community remain one of the most underrepresented communities in the workplace. For instance, while California explicitly protects individuals from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, not all federal courts interpret Title VII to do the same. Similarly, gender dysphoria, a term used to describe the anxiety, depression, or distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth, is not always protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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“Implementing Workplace Guidelines to Ease the Transition for Transitioning Employees,” by Caroline Donelan was published in Lawdragon on June 18, 2018. Reprinted with permission.