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Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Employer in Transgender Title VII Case

Posted in Case Summaries, Discrimination

In Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Company, the Fifth Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment in favor of Phillips 66 on a claim of employment discrimination based on transgender status.  While affirming the judgment for the employer, the Court wrote to reject the district court’s summary conclusion that Title VII prohibited employment discrimination on the… Continue Reading

Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employees

Posted in Sex and Gender

Diane Sawyer’s primetime interview with Bruce Jenner where he confirmed that he is transgender, and more closely identifies with the female rather than male gender, has raised awareness on the issues that affect these individuals. An estimated 19 million people watched the two hour interview.  There are an estimated 700,000 transgender individuals in the United States (about… Continue Reading