Mia Macy

VIDEO: Dept of Labor extends discrimination protection to trans federal employees

The US Department of Labor issued a guidance protecting transgender employees of federal contractors from discrimination.

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July 15, 2013

WATCH: Center for American Progress highlights need for ENDA in video series

A video series from the Center for American Progress brings attention to ENDA by featuring stories like that of Mia Macy, a transgender woman who was refused employment at a federal agency.
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EEOC Inclusion of Transgender Employees Under Civil Rights Act Takes Effect Today

“This is a historic day for human rights in the United States…starting today transgender and gender non-conforming people now have legal recourse if they face discrimination on the job," said Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center (TLC). "We no longer have to be silent when we are fired or not hired simply for being who we are.”

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EEOC Says Transgender Federal Employees Covered by Civil Rights Act

On April 20, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an agency of the United States Government that oversees federal employment discrimination, issued an official opinion stating that employment discrimination against transgender Americans violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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