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  1. National Trans Bar Association
  2. Jennifer Chavez: A Hero of OurTrans Community
  3. Federal Employees Are Warned Not to Discuss Trump ‘Resistance’ at Work
  4. Transgender guidance disappears from Office of Personnel Management website
  5. F.B.I. Training Instructors Punish Women, Not Men, for Mistakes, Complaint Says
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National Trans Bar Association

Calling all trans lawyers

See this link: https://www.facebook.com/861206627262146/posts/1947188005330664/

    

Jennifer Chavez: A Hero of OurTrans Community


This short film by the ACLU is about a hero of our trans community.

As Jennifer’s attorney during her 7-year odyssey through the courts, I was and will always be inspired by this woman’s courage and heroism in the face of injustice.

Her appeals case has been cited by a dozen federal courts for the proposition that sex discrimination includes discrimination against a transgender person for gender nonconformity.

It also stands for the principle that an employer can not hide behind a “legitimate” motive, when there is evidence that being transgender was also a motivating factor for firing the employee.

We have many heroes who deserve our thanks, though many live in the shadows. I’m glad to see that Jennifer is being recognized as one of them, although it is only a small token of the recognition she deserves for being a path-breaking fighter for justice.

See this link: https://www.facebook.com/them/videos/636553526741693/

    

Federal Employees Are Warned Not to Discuss Trump ‘Resistance’ at Work

“Federal Employees Are Warned Not to Discuss Trump ‘Resistance’ at Work” The federal government is the largest employer in the country, with over 2.5 million employees. The Office of Special Counsel, which enforces the Hatch Act, preventing federal workers from campaigning for political candidates on the job, is now advising that discussions opposing the President violate the Act. This is a surprising and strained interpretation of the law, but federal employees would be prudent to avoid such discussions at work. Given the President’s opposition to LGBTQ rights, this potentially places many topics off limits, and may especially affect LGBTQ employees. https://nyti.ms/2DSvcwU?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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Transgender guidance disappears from Office of Personnel Management website

The US government is the largest employer in the country, with over 2.5 million employees. While Executive Order 13672 is still in force prohibiting employment discrimination in the federal service on the basis of gender identity, the Office of Personnel Management guidance on trans employees was just removed from the OPM website. This suggests a potential move to repeal Executive Order 13672.

See this link: https://thinkprogress.org/opm-website-erases-transgender-guidance-ce3a65d09630/

    

F.B.I. Training Instructors Punish Women, Not Men, for Mistakes, Complaint Says

Blueprint for Discrimination at the FBI: Subjective Standardless Evaluations

Sometimes employees are disciplined or dismissed for occurrences that are, admittedly, errors of judgment. Others, however, are not disciplined or receive less discipline for the same errors, and it’s because of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The disparity is often hidden, but when it comes to light, it’s addressable by the courts.

Here, one of the most prestigious law enforcement agencies in the US is being accused of that behavior. “Some of the women who filed the complaint said they encountered repeated problems with tactical instructors. They are almost all men, given no guidance and can target any recruit for dismissal, according to the complaint.

‘The subjective evaluations by these male instructors results in female trainees being written up and subsequently dismissed at a rate significantly and disproportionately higher than their male...

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