Macy v. Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives

TLC Case | Issue area: Employment

Year: 2012

Court: eeoc

Status: Victory!

On April 20, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a landmark decision holding for the first time that discrimination against transgender employees is covered by the federal sex discrimination law, Title VII. This ruling was issued in the case of Macy v. Holder, brought to the EEOC by Transgender Law Center on behalf of our client Mia Macy.

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