Under federal law (if you work for an employer with at least 15 employees), you are covered by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Civil Rights Act, which protects you from discrimination based on your sex, which all of course pregnancy-related issues are inseparable from your gender and who you are as a woman.
Know Your Rights: Transgendered People
Under New York City law, transgendered people are also protected against workplace discrimination. The law states that no one can be discriminated against on the basis of gender, where gender is “a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth.” In New York City, transgendered people are entitled to the same workplace rights as everyone else. More and more, laws are being passed to protect transgendered people across the country. Click here for a state-by-state map detailing anti-discrimination policies.
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