Transgender Americans are entitled to the same rights as all US citizens. However, they face much discrimination—and even violence—over issues related to identification, employment, school, health care, military service, and more. Because of this, many US states and jurisdictions have laws in place to protect the rights of transgender individuals.
In the United States, laws protect transgender individuals from being discriminated against in the workplace. Discrimination against a person because they are transgender is considered illegal sex discrimination. Employers cannot demand medical or legal documentation of a person’s gender. These laws protect transgender individuals from being fired or passed over for jobs or promotions simply because they are transgender. The laws also protect transgender people from being sexually harassed. Forms...Read more