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Bathrooms, Jobs, And Gender: Why You Might Be Looking A Lawsuit In The Face

In this day and age, a lot of people are changing genders, transforming themselves into another sex, or even simply facing problems in public and the workplace. If you are someone who has switched genders or who is in the process of changing your gender, you may be facing an uphill battle in public and the workplace. It is the number one reason why so may sex reassignment surgeons ask that you spend at least a year living as the gender you want to become so that you know what you are up against. During this time, you might find yourself facing a lawsuit for all of the following situations. 

Using a Bathroom

This, by far, has been one of the most hotly contested issues among transgender individuals. Before you can switch genders, you generally have to live as the gender you want to become, and to do that means that you also have to use the bathroom of the gender you will become. A lot of cisgender people are not comfortable with sharing bathrooms with people who are transitioning, and it often turns into a lawsuit when either the transitioning employee is refused the right to use a bathroom or is fired for making other employees uncomfortable. Either way, if this happens to you, you have the right to hire a lawyer for gender discrimination law services. 

Refusing to Hire You Based on Gender or the Gender You Are Becoming

It is bad enough when some employers will not hire this or that gender for open positions. It is even worse when transitioning transgenders are refused employment because of their gender or because of the gender they are becoming. It is really confusing trying to sort out why you were refused employment until you see who was hired for the job for which you were definitely qualified. If there is an overwhelming number of females or males hired in the company, it might explain why you were refused. However, if you are transitioning to the gender most commonly hired by that same company, then it becomes more confusing and complicated. If your lawyer can sort out the problem, you may be able to sue for discrimination.

Gender Discrimination Is Wrong, No Matter What Gender You Claim

Gender discrimination has been illegal for almost five decades now. Regardless of which gender you most closely identify with, you should not be the object of discrimination. If you feel that you have definitely been the victim of discrimination, hire a lawyer. 

For more information, contact a law firm like Shegerian & Associates, INC.