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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.

Gender Identity Discrimination outlined by the New York City Commission on Human Rights

 

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