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Supporting Transgender Employees

Great article about accommodating transgender employees in the workplace from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  The article provides terms you should know, tips, and do’s and don’ts for when you have a transgender employee or an employee who is in the process of transitioning. More…

Supporting Transgender Employees

Supporting Transgender Employees Article

It is estimated that Nevada is the home of 25,000 to 50,000 transgender people. In 2011, Nevada passed “AB 211” which defines gender identity or expression as “gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth.” However, the definition of “gender” adopted by the Nevada Legislature goes beyond protecting against transgender discrimination. It also prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s identity, appearance, expression or behavior as they relate to the individual’s gender. If you are a Nevada employer you should review your anti-discrimination policies as well as other company policies and procedures to ensure compliance.

 

Additional Resources:

Preventing Gender Stereotyping of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Workers – EEOC

Tips for working with Transgender Coworkers – Transgender Law Center

Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Recommended Policies and Practices – Human Rights Campaign

A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Employees – OSHA

Transgender Allies Group of Northern Nevada

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