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New FEHA regulations protect transgender employee rights

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New regulations affecting how California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) addresses transgender individuals went into effect on April 1, 2016.


While the California Code of Reg­ula­­tions previously defined “sex,” amendments now include definitions for “gender expression,” “gender identity,” and “transgender.”

Gender expression is “a person’s gender-related appearance or behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s sex at birth.”

Gender identity is “a person’s identification as a male, female, a gender different from the person’s sex at birth, or transgender.”

Transgender is “a general term that refers to a person whose gender identity differs from the person’s sex at birth. A transgender person may or may not have a gender expression that is different from the social expectations of the sex assigned at birth. A transgender person may or may not identify as ‘transsexual.’”

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