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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Transgender Employees Tackle Discrimination

July 5th, 2016

The San Francisco LGBT Center recently launched a new media campaign hoping to encourage employers to hire transgender employees and inspire transgender people to pursue their career goals in the face of LGBTQ discrimination. The Trans at Work Visibility Campaign highlights transgender people excelling in industries like technology, law, and nursing. The message is positive and uplifting, delivered with an eye-catching video campaign, a central website and hashtags that include #Hiretrans.

While inspiring transgender individuals to pursue their career goals, the campaign reminds employers that transgender employees have a lot to offer their chosen professions. Trans at Work profiles the first open transgender women in the history of the National Park Service and an immigration attorney fighting for the rights of LGBT people who would face the death penalty in their countries.

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality (NTCE), more than 75 percent of transgender people have experienced discrimination at work. Workplace transgender discrimination includes the refusal to hire, refusal to promote, wrongful termination, or even physical threats or violence. #Hiretrans encourages employers to hire transgender candidates by promoting successful, thriving transgender professionals.

When employers do not protect the rights of transgender people, especially while transitioning, the culture of harassment endures. The #Hiretrans campaign works to dispel the fear or stigma of hiring transgender employees with visibility. When social campaigns are not enough to combat workplace discrimination and harassment against transgender employees, employment lawyers can protect them.

The laws concerning the protections around gender identity and orientation are complicated and vary between the public and private sector. Though a bill is currently pending, private employers are not currently subject to some discrimination laws. With public awareness campaigns like Trans at Work and the courageous individuals who fight transgender discrimination in the workplace, LGBTQ discrimination in Pennsylvania may become a thing of the past. Until then, the Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates advocate for LGBTQ protection and supports those individuals experiencing transgender discrimination in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Work to Stop LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace

Navigating discrimination laws between states and sectors requires skilled counsel. Workers who feel that any aspect of their career has been negatively affected because they are transgender may have some recourse. If you feel you been the victim of transgender discrimination in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, contact Philadelphia employment lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. at 215-569-1999. You can also contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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