Saks Settles Discrimination Suit Filed by Transgender woman Leyth O. Jamal

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Saks has settled out of court with Dallas trans woman Leyth O. Jamal who filed against the Dallas Galleria store alleging discrimination. Jamal says she endured months of being belittled and misgendering by co-workers. She said that management told her to dress more masculinely and forced to use the men’s room. Saks Fifth Avenue ultimately fired her for non-compliance.

Originally Saks filed a motion asking to dismiss saying that transgender people were not covered by Tittle VII. This brought widespread condemnation from the LGBT community as Saks tried to D double down on their discrimination. Saks withdrew that motion after New York attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent a letter to Saks informing the store he will investigate its treatment of transgender employees.

Transgender people are covered under Title VII. is reporting that the amount of the settlement was not disclosed and neither party would offer a comment.

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