USA, South Dakota: Transgender Employee Wins Landmark Settlement

Written by scott on September 17th, 2013

Transgender FlagLambda Legal helped a transgender employee who was fired in South Dakota win a landmark settlement.

SDGGLN reports:

Lambda Legal today announced a landmark settlement for Cori McCreery, a transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female at work. Backed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Cori’s settlement includes $50,000, the maximum statutory amount for a business with under 100 employees, plus public notice on the EEOC website, public notice on the workplace bulletin board, a mandatory policy in the workplace on workplace protections, a yearly three-hour all-staff mandatory training on workplace protections, and a letter of apology and letter of recommendation for McCreery.

Congrats to Ms. McCreery – trans women like her are blazing a path for those who will follow.

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