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DOJ Reverses Course On Transgender Discrimination

Published on January 7, 2015

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has evolved its stance on transgender employment discrimination claims just in time for the holidays. In a Memo composed by Attorney General Eric Holder and released this past Thursday, the DOJ clarified the bounds of Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination, stating that it “encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status.” This replaces the DOJ’s previous position that Title VII’s sex discrimination prohibit...

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