Tag: transgender

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. We are always on the lookout for the latest workplace and human resources news, trends, research, and law. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month: Why You Need a Remote Work Policy Nearly two-thirds of companies have employees who work remotely, but fewer than…

On March 7, 2018, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers in its circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) may not discriminate against employees because of failure to conform to sex stereotypes or transgender or transitioning status. The court found that discrimination against transgender people violates Title VII of the Civil Rights…

Are you in the know? Find out with this quiz by Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. In R.G. and G.R., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found in favor of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a…

During the first week of October 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released several memorandums directed to the Department of Justice, its attorneys, and component heads, as applicable. The October 4 memo addresses treatment of transgender employment discrimination claims. The October 6 memo addresses federal protections for religious liberty and was accompanied by a supplementary…

Question:   We have an employee undergoing a sex change from male to female (the change is not complete) who has been using the women’s room, and a female customer complained about that (our office is based in California).  How should we handle the complaint with the employee? Answer: San Francisco and Oakland have clear rules…