Four Things You Should Know To Understand the EEOC Decision and the Need for ENDA

24 Sep

Excellent analysis of the impact of the EEOC decision regarding sex discrimination and trans people.

National Center for Transgender Equality's Blog

We have received some questions about the full legal and practical consequences of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Macy decision—and whether the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is still legally or practically necessary for transgender people to experience equality on the job. The answer is complex and nuanced, but here’s the bottom line: the EEOC decision is incredibly useful, but we still need ENDA to end transgender job discrimination.

The EEOC decision has significantly moved us forward, but we need ENDA to take us the rest of the way. Until we are there, transgender people now have recourse with the EEOC that they can and should utilize (See our Know Your Rights at Work resource  for how to do so). Let me explain why both the EEOC ruling is so important, and why we still need ENDA.

 

1. What does the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling do?

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