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Gender Identity Law Poses Challenge For Employers

Connecticut Law Tribune

October 3, 2011

"In the not-too-distant past, attorney Pamela J. Moore represented a manufacturing company that found itself in a bit of a bind. A male supervisor who was undergoing sex reassignment surgery wanted to use the women’s restroom, but female members of his staff revolted.

In that case, the company resolved the problem by assigning a gender neutral bath room to the manager. But what if the supervisor demanded to use the lady’s room today? Under a new state law outlawing bias based on gender identity or expression, the answer is not so clear cut.


Panel Discussion

Shipman & Goodwin is hosting a free panel discussion to answer such questions at its Hartford office from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. Among featured speakers is Jennifer Levi, the Transgender Rights Project director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and a professor of law at Western New England University School of Law."

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