Leyth O. Jamal, a transgender woman living in Texas, filed a federal lawsuit in the fall against her former employer, Saks Fifth Avenue, alleging that she was exposed to a hostile working environment at the luxury department store’s Houston-area location. Saks has filed a Motion to Dismiss. Transgender people are able to sue for employment discrimination now under Title VII; in contrast, gay people cannot sue under Title VII. Jamal is represented by Jillian Weiss.
We support lawsuits by transgender people under Title VII.