Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees

Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees

Although the terms “transgender” and “gender identity” have already been protected classifications in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for a number of years, the State legislature saw a need to provide further clarification to alleviate continued discrimination against transgender employees, as well as employees who may not have had gender reassignment but nonetheless identify with the opposite of their biological gender. 

Employer Wins in Bergdorf Goodman, but Specialty Healthcare Still Alive and Well

By | Labor Relations Today | July 29, 2014

On July 28, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued its long-awaited decision in Bergdorf Goodman, 361 NLRB No. 11 (2014), unanimously finding inappropriate the petitioned-for unit of “all women’s shoe sales associates” at the employer’s retail store on Fifth Avenue–even under the controversial test articulated in Specialty Healthcare.