New York City to Fine Employers if They Refer to Transgender Employees IN THE WRONG WAY
If you’re an employer in New York City, you’d better brush up on all the current politically correct terms for transgender people. If you say the wrong thing, you could be fined.
Alex Griswold reported at Mediaite:
NYC Bans Employers From Calling Transgender Employees Wrong Gender
The New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued a guidance indicating that under existing discrimination laws, employers can be fined for calling transgender employees by the wrong name, gender, or pronoun.
“[City law] prohibits unlawful discrimination in public accommodations, housing and employment on the basis of gender,” the new guidance reads. “Gender is defined as one’s ‘actual or perceived sex and shall also include a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth.’”
Accordingly, the guidance lists several instances of what will now be considered a violation of the New York City Human Rights Law. Among them is “failing to use an individual’s preferred name or pronoun.” Employers can fall afoul of the law regardless of whether or not the individual has legally changed their name.
Griswold reports that the fines can be as high as $250,000.
For saying the wrong thing.
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