THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A trans woman who
worked for the was in the process of being hired by the ATF is likely one of the first transgender workers to win a claim against an employer as a result of last year’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling that stated anti-trans discrimination is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
According to BuzzFeed, the Department of Justice told Mia Macy,
who worked for who was in the process of being hired by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, that she was indeed discriminated against because she was trans. This decision came after a Department of Justice investigation into the claim.
Macy in BuzzFeed: “I never thought in my life that it would be over, but to have it not only be over but to have them say, ‘Yes, unfortunately, your civil rights were violated. They did do this.’ To have that vindication, it’s surreal.”
The importance of this victory cannot be understated. Employers everywhere will either have to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or face an investigation by the DOJ — something that many companies can ill afford to do public relations wise, never mind the cost.
More on last year’s EEOC decision and it’s impact on trans people: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/whoa-eeoc-rules-on-job-gender-id-discrimination-violates-lbj-era-civil-rights-act/
More from BuzzFeed: Federal Government Decisions Mark A Changed Landscape For Transgender Workers.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/