Yesterday, on behalf of a former transgender employee denied access to the locker room consistent with her gender, Madia Law filed a federal lawsuit against Fargo-based Sanford Health.
Said Madia Law’s Joshua Newville:
The EEOC has made clear that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination also protects transgender employees. Stereotypes about who is properly considered “male” and “female” are damaging to our society. They are irrational vestiges of long-oudated notions that men and women have certain “proper’ places in society and should look or act a certain way. When people harbor such sentiments, regardless of whether it is based on fear and uncertainty or outright hostility, it can lead to discrimination in the workplace and beyond. This lawsuit is about whether this Fargo employer discriminated against one of its transgender employees.