Trans employees can experience subtle forms of workplace discrimination. Seemingly neutral or natural policies and practices sometimes reflect discriminatory attitudes and create unwelcoming or even hostile work environments for trans employees. Fortunately, courts have recently begun to recognize that discrimination against trans employees constitutes discrimination based on sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1984. Yet, despite increased protections for trans workers, subtle forms of discrimination, if not acknowledged by courts or addressed by employers, may erode employment opportunities for trans communities.

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