Governor Phil Murphy signed three transgender rights bills into law in New Jersey last Tuesday. The first bill allows transgender individuals to change their birth certificates to show the gender with which they identify, which does not require proof that they went through sex reassignment surgery. Another bill permits death certificates to list the gender with which the deceased identifies with, which follows the same provisions as the new law regarding birth certificates. A third law supporting transgender individuals establishes the Transgender Equality Task Force, which will examine obstacles in the areas of criminal justice, health care, and housing for transgender individuals.
Transgender individuals deserve the same respect as other individuals, and the three newly established transgender rights bills will assist in the fight for justice for them. Many of these individuals face employment discrimination by the illegal practice of businesses failing to hire, demoting, denying promotions, and even wrongfully terminating them due to their gender identification. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, transgender employees receive protection when workplace discrimination arises.
If you suspect that you are a victim of transgender discrimination in the workplace, contact our South Jersey LGBT discrimination lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We handle each case of employment discrimination with discretion and compassion while recovering the compensation you deserve.