Dallas trans woman Leyth O. Jamal has filed the lawsuit against the Dallas Galleria Saks store alleging discrimination. Jamal says she endured months of being belittled, misgendering by co workers. She says that she was forced to use the men’s room by management who ultimately fired her. Jamal is going forward with the lawsuit after the EEOC found it likely she was discriminated against based on her transgender status.
Saks is very proud of their gay inclusiveness publishing this in January after getting a 90% on HRC’s Corporate Equality index.
- Offering medical, dental, vision, dependent and COBRA benefits to same sex partners, these benefits have been provided since 2001
- Parity in the qualified joint and survivor annuity-equivalent benefit to same sex spouses and partners
- Creating a culture of LGBT inclusion company-wide which includes celebrating LGBT Pride month and raising overall awareness through internal and vendor sponsored events
- Partnerships and charitable events benefitting God’s Love We Deliver, Live Out Loud, LGBT NYC Expo and the NYC LGBT Community Center
- A dedicated Facebook program to support the DOMA ruling
HRC has awarded Saks Fifth Avenue 90% on their CEI even though the company never responded to their inquiries!