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Rethinking Transgender Discrimination Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Rethinking Transgender Discrimination Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Saks & Co. is facing a discrimination lawsuit by a former sales associate who alleges that she was harassed and fired for being transgender. Last month, Saks & Co. filed a motion asking a ¬†federal Texas court to dismiss the case on grounds that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not protect transgender employees from discrimination. This prompts the question: Is it illegal to discriminate against transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? Thirty years…

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