Last year, Tommy Eden had a post about a gender identity lawsuit in which an employer in Georgia actually won summary judgment. A reader alerted me last night that a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the decision in part yesterday, finding that the Plaintiff’s mixed-motive claim should go to a jury. According to the appeals court decision, there was evidence that the employer, Credit Nation, was uncomfortable with Plaintiff Jennifer Chavez’s gender transition and was setting her up to be terminated.
Thanks very much to the reader who let us know about this. UPDATE (1/22/16): The “reader” was actually Jillian Weiss, a transgender attorney from New York City who represented Jennifer Chavez. Thank you, Ms. Weiss!