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EEOC Provides Transgender Compliance Wish List for Employers

On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a transgender discrimination and harassment lawsuit against a national employer through a voluntary consent decree. The EEOC brought the action on behalf of Britney Austin alleging that Deluxe Financial Services, Inc. had subjected Ms. Austin to a hostile work environment and disparate treatment because of her sex. Specifically, the lawsuit claimed that Ms. Austin is a transgender woman who transitioned from male to female during her employment with Deluxe and was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), as well as retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Digital Immigrants Need Not Apply?

Posted In Employee Discrimination

I have a confession to make: today I learned that in some circles I am what is known as a "Digital Immigrant." This means that I did not grow up in the digital age, rather that I came into the digital age as an adult. My voyage has been long and arduous, and I am sure that I lost sight of the New World many times. I do not speak the language fluently. Yet here I am in 2015, blogging!

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