A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers


The Bottom Line

The basic American bargain is that those who work hard and meet their responsibilities should be able to get ahead. It is an agreement that workers will be judged and rewarded based on their contributions and capabilities – no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they are from. However, no federal law provides explicit legal protections for transgender workers based on gender identity/expression, and only 17 states and the District of Columbia have laws that offer these protections.