A transgender female police officer filed a discrimination lawsuit against her employer, where a recent court order declined to dismiss the case. The officer alleges that defendants—which include the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, Northeast Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, and other named defendants—neglected to protect her from harassment and discrimination due to her transgender status. She also claims that defendants revealed some private medical information as well as her transgender status, which led to the discrimination.
The ruling suggests that federal and state civil rights laws concerning transgender discrimination in the workplace may also be viable at the state and local government level, as failure to provide adequate training on workplace violations may prompt discrimination claims. The court ruling also reminds employers to regularly review their policies to ensure an inclusive work environment.
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