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‘Trans’-cending stereotypes: Tackling transgender bias in the workplace

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In 2007, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) was amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of “gender identity or expression.” That means “having or being perceived as having a gender related identity or expression whether or not stereotypically associated with a person’s assigned sex at birth.”

Transgender status is more common than many people think. Psy­chol­­o­gists estimate that approximately one in 30,000 people who are born male will eventually seek sex reassignment ­surgery. About 1 in 100,000 “birth-assigned” females seek sex reassignment surgery.

Discrimination at work

That means employers may eventually encounter an applicant or employee who is preparing for or has undergone sex reassignment.

Transgender persons are frequently the subjects of hate crimes and discrimination in all aspects of life, including work. Discrimination can be especially difficult for transgender persons who undergo a tr...(register to read more)

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