Transgender federal employee entitled to a full EEO investigation – EEOC. Complainant, a federal employee, worked for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). He filed an EEO claim alleging sex discrimination and disability discrimination.
He filed an EEO claim alleging discrimination on the basis of sex (transgender) and disability (gender dysphoria). According to his claim, insurance plan (Aetna) denied authorization for gender confirmation surgery. The Agency dismissed discrimination his complaint without an investigation. Complainant appealed the decision dismissing his discrimination claims. The EEOC reversed the Agency’s decision. The EEOC remanded the decision back to the Agency with instructions to do a proper investigation into B.’s claims.
Federal law prohibits discrimination against federal employees on the basis of sex, including discrimination based on being transgender. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against employees on certain protected classes. That includes prohibiting sex discrimination and discrimination on the basis of being transgender against employees.
Darin B. v. Office of Personnel Management https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120161068.txt
Attorney Kirk J. Angel represents federal employees in North Carolina and other states. He has represented employees, including federal employees, in sex discrimination and disability discrimination claims. He is currently representing a transgender man in a claim of discrimination against a large nationwide company. If you are a federal employee, or a North Carolina employees, suffering from discrimination including sex discrimination please reach out to our firm at: Contact Us – The Angel Law Firm