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

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

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 […]

HRC Sacks Saks Fifth Ave by suspending their Equality Index Rating

HRC Sacks Saks Fifth Ave by suspending their Equality Index Rating

The billion-dollar Wall Street firm vs Leyth Jamal case will either set the stage for trans workplace equality or demolish it. Saks fifth Avenue, operated by Hudson’s Bay company and owned by the billion-dollar wall street investing firm  NRDC, says its legal to discriminate based on gender identity. This inspite of the EEOC stance and […]

Attorney General Holder: Trans people will be protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Attorney General Holder: Trans people will be protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Attorney General Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will take the position in litigation that the protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status. DOJ Memo: Attorney General Holder informed all Department of Justice component heads […]