Nobody should be denied the freedom to work and provide for themselves and their families just because of who they are.

Unfortunately, too many bosses, corporations, and agencies deny or force people out of jobs simply because we are transgender or gender nonconforming, causing tremendously high rates of unemployment and underemployment in our communities. Transgender Law Center supports working people in their efforts to get and stay employed no matter how they express their gender. We combat workplace discrimination by providing information about the law, as well as about how to file a discrimination complaint with state, federal, and local agencies. We also educate employers about their legal obligations to create workplaces free from discrimination and harassment.

Tlc Resources


Know Your Rights: Transgender People at Work

Trans Employment Program

Model Employer Policy 

HRC’s Trans Toolkit for Employers

Tips for Working with Transgender Coworkers

Root & Rebound

Tips for Lawyers Working with Transgender Clients and Coworkers

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Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Contact Us

Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976

phone: 510.587.9696
collect line for people in prison and detention: 510.380.8229

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EIN (tax identification number): 05-0544006


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