Let’s face it—many people in the workplace are not prepared to deal with an employee going through gender identity issues, including transitioning from one gender to the other and/or undergoing preparation for a sexual reassignment surgery.
In Illinois, it is illegal to discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of gender identity. Gender identity discrimination can be subtle or it can be blatant. It can take the form of hostile and inappropriate comments, refusal to use an appropriate restroom, unfair discipline, and termination. Our firm has successfully represented people with gender identity issues in the workplace. We are here for you.