Employment

Austin Police Department Welcomes Its First Openly Trans Officer

APD Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink

Last year, Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink came out as trans. He says his experience has been largely positive and that he’s been “blown away by the response and support” he’s received from his colleagues at the Austin Police Department. Abbink hopes to develop a class for the APD that focuses on trans issues.

South Dakota Woman Settles In Trans Employment Discrimination Suit

South Dakota Woman Settles In Trans Employment Discrimination Suit

A transgender woman has reached a $50,000 settlement with her former employer in a discrimination case in South Dakota, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Monday, the latest in a string of cases that say transgender discrimination is applicable under Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act.

Transgender Protections Added to Charlotte NC City Policy

Members of a LGBT advocacy organization announced late Thursday afternoon that Charlotte, North Carolina City Manager Curt Walton has made the decision to add protections for transgender workers to the city’s non-discrimination policy.