Texas sues Biden administration over guidance on transgender worker rights

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  • Source: The Hill
  • 09/20/2021
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Monday sued the Biden administration over guidance it released in June requiring employers to offer certain protections to transgender workers.

Paxton’s lawsuit — which names Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chairwoman Charlotte Burrows and Attorney General Merrick Garland as defendants — asks for declaratory and injunctive relief against the enforcement of the June guidance, which it says is “unlawful.”

The EEOC released guidance in June that said employers are not allowed to stop transgender employees from dressing in a way that is consistent with their gender identity and said employers cannot deny transgender individuals from accessing bathrooms, locker rooms or showers that correspond with their gender identity.

It also says using incorrect pronouns or names that are inconsistent with someone’s gender identity can be considered harassment in certain circumstances.

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