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Expanded Rights for Transgender People

Magazine article HRMagazine

Expanded Rights for Transgender People

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a directive with new protections for transgender individuals and those with nontraditional gender identities who work on federal contracts.

Federal contractors and subcontractors were already prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin under Executive Order 11246. In July, that list was amended to include sexual orientation and gender identity as part of another Executive Order (13672). In August, the government announced that "on the basis of sex" will be interpreted to include gender identity and transgender status and that this is in addition to gender identity as a stand-alone protected category.

The directive was based largely on a 2012 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Title VII decision in Macy v. …

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