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posted Friday, April 8, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 14
Female-to-Male Transgender Man Sues to Reclaim Job
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Female-to-Male Transgender Man Sues to Reclaim Job

First-Ever Lawsuit to Challenge Discriminatory View That Transgender Men Cannot Work As Men

New York, New York  The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender man who was fired from a male-only job solely because he is transgender. This is the first lawsuit to challenge the firing of a transgender person from a job where being male or female is a job qualification.

In June 2010, defendant Urban Treatment Associates LLC (Urban Treatment, based in Camden, New Jersey) hired plaintiff ElJai Devoureau as a urine monitor for men. His job responsibilities included monitoring male outpatients as they provided urine samples for drug testing. On his second day of work, Urban Treatment was told that Mr. Devoureau had transitioned from female to male and fired him on the spot.

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