Discrimination & Harassment

The lawyers at Outten & Golden have extensive experience representing individuals who have been discriminated against or harassed because of their gender identity & gender expression and transgender identity.

Individuals who identify as transgender may be targets of discrimination and harassment in the workplace because of their transgender identity or gender identity and gender expression. Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act outlaws same-sex sexual harassment based on gender stereotypes, and may also prohibit discrimination and harassment motivated by a person’s gender identity and gender expression, and identity as a transgender person.

The attorneys at Outten & Golden are at the forefront of pushing for greater protections under existing statutes and the passage of federal and local laws that would explicitly cover individuals who are discriminated against because they identify as transgender.