Boss Who Asked Transgender Woman 'What Are You?' Agrees To Significant Settlement
Long story short, a trans woman was hired for a position, then the moment her employer realized she was trans, said employer walked up to her and asked "what are you?" Ouch. Then when Jessi Dye explained that she is trans, she was immediately fired and told to leave.
Horrible, not unusual, but it has a happy ending.
In March, Dye, with the support of lawyers from the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. On Thursday, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced that Summerford had reached a settlement with Dye. Rather than face a possible fight over Dye’s accusation in federal court, the company agreed to implement a policy that prohibits discrimination against job applicants and employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and to conduct sensitivity training concerning LGBT people. (The amount of money paid to Dye in the settlement has not been disclosed.)
In your fucking face, transmisogynists.