Plaintiff wins round in transgender case

Jason Morris

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.

Plaintiff wins round in transgender 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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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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