Newville Files Discrimination Case Against Fargo Hospital On Behalf of Transgender Employee
Yesterday, on behalf of a former transgender employee denied access to the locker room consistent with her gender, Joshua Newville filed a federal lawsuit against Fargo-based Sanford Health.
The EEOC has made clear that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination also protects transgender employees. Stereotypes about who is properly considered “male” and “female” are damaging to our society. They are irrational vestiges of long-oudated notions that men and women have certain “proper’ places in society and should look or act a certain way. When people harbor such sentiments, regardless of whether it is based on fear and uncertainty or outright hostility, it can lead to discrimination in the workplace and beyond. This lawsuit is about whether this Fargo employer discriminated against one of its transgender employees.
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Joshua Newville is an attorney and mediator based in Minnesota. He litigates employment and civil rights cases, serves as a mediator for civil disputes, and provides employment law advice.