Bradley Roberts, transgender Las Vegas School police officer sues for discrimination

Problematic reporting by 13 Action News

Clark county school police

Officer Bradley Roberts has filed a lawsuit alleging that he has been discriminated against since he began living authentically. Roberts says he has been subjected to humiliating comments about his gender and genitalia by employees, including supervisors and managers at the school district.

The suit also alleges that despite living his life as a man, the officer was told that he was still required to use the women’s restroom on school campuses.

Bradley Roberts has been employed by CCSD for the last 22 years and has spent the last 20 years as a police officer. The harassment and humiliation began at the beginning of the 2011 school year when Roberts began identifying as a male transgender person.

Although the school district could not go into specifics about the lawsuit, they did say that for the first time in their history, they have mandatory diversity training for all administrators at their individual schools.

The effect of said ‘training’ is debatable since the district’s  Non discrimination policy does not include gender expression and identity. Of additional concern is the selectively enforced student dress code which explicitly segregates genders, clothing and limits the colors worn.

The training is not mandatory for the school police department, but it should be.

Nevada statute-613.330 1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 613.350, it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer:
(a) To fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any person, or otherwise to discriminate against any person with respect to the person s compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin; or
(b) To limit, segregate or classify an employee in a way which would deprive or tend to deprive the employee of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his or her status as an employee, because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.
2. It is an unlawful employment practice for an employment agency to:
(a) Fail or refuse to refer for employment, or otherwise to discriminate against, any person because of the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin of that person; or
(b) Classify or refer for employment any person on the basis of the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin of that person.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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