Plaintiff wins round in transgender case
April 9, 2008
Here is an interesting case related to doing employment background investigations! I have been in this industry for a long time and have yet to see a case like this. This could be an interesting test of the FCRA, EEOC Title VII and I am certain several State Statutes. If they are unable to settle this outside of court I guarantee this won’t be the last time you hear about this case.
By MARY FLOOD
Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
She says she didn’t get the job because she was born male.
The company says it wasn’t that, claiming she misrepresented herself.
In a letter rescinding the job, the employer complained she presented herself as a woman at her interview, but the background check revealed she was a man.
And the judge said that despite requests to end the case now, this closely watched lawsuit will go forward to mediation and, if necessary, to a jury.
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