In a federal discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in favor of a transgender woman who was immediately fired from her state job after her employer learned of her intent to transition from male to female.
Vandy Beth Glenn filed her claim after she was fired as a legislative editor for the Georgia General Assembly. The record was replete with evidence of unjust discrimination. Her employer admitted during court depositions that the thought of someone with male sexual organs in women’s clothing was “unsettling,” “unnatural,” and something he does not like to think about. He also claimed that Glenn’s presence at the General Assembly may be considered immoral and inappropriate.
In 2010, a federal district court judge ruled the state illegally discriminated against Glenn and ordered she be reinstated. The 11th Circuit affirmed the judgment of the federal district court ruling;
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, consult an experienced Georgia employment and labor law attorney who can provide you with the guidance you need.