Gender Identity Disorder Case Study

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In the year 2012, an individual by the name of Victoria Ramirez was transitioning from a male to a female using hormones and also switching up her appearance to match more of a female’s. Victoria, who at the time used to go by Tyson, is a transgender person. She has worked at Barnes and Noble from the years 2007 to 2013. During her most recent years while she was struggling with the transition, she felt absolutely humiliated by her employer. Her manager would tell her that her makeup or appearance was upsetting the customers and would also make other employees lose respect for her. Then, the final blow was denying Victoria of using the women’s restroom, or even wearing a skirt. (NY Daily) She was later fired for calling off too many times for…show more content…
Some kind of seat to take. As her employment went on, Glenn struggled with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and she wanted to prepare herself for her transition. This was very big news for Glenn, so she told her supervisor that she was going to began treatment from a male to a female and her supervisor later passed that on to Sewell Brumby, the head of the office. When clarifying what Glenn was actually planning, Brumby fired her on the spot. (Lambda Legal) Shouldn’t this kind of situation fall under the Constitution 's equal protection process? Well, this is where a lot court 's get confused. Do transgender people fall under the same category when stated, “prohibits any discrimination against…show more content…
In courtrooms, businesses, anywhere where there is LGBT community which is mostly all over the place. The problem with this being unclarified is because as mentioned earlier, employers are often uncomfortable with transgender employees; however, their individual rights should protect them no matter what. When an employee feels they have been harassed by an employer they also have the right to sue them for it. The term prima facie case means “at first glance.” A prima facie case is when there is truly enough evidence to make a statement even before the trial. One prime example of this would be text messages between an employer and an employee. If there is written text that proves they were harassing an employee, that could be a prima facie case. These sorts of cases just prove that when an employer harrasses an employee there is hardly ever any tolerance for
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