Chyanne Smith v. T.J. Maxx (USA)

Chyanne Smith, a male who identifies as a transgender woman, has filed a federal complaint against former employer T.J. Maxx “for discriminating against her because she is a transgender woman by subjecting her to a hostile work environment and retaliating against her for her complaints of discrimination by terminating her employment, in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law.”  According to the complaint, shortly after beginning work at T.J. Maxx Smith was “immediately met with hostility because she is transgender” in the form of “derogatory comments about Ms. Smith’s gender identity.”  Although Smith claims to have submitted complaints to management “nothing was done, and the discriminatory treatment continued.”  Smith’s employment was terminated less than a month after hiring, “purportedly for “falsifying records” in regards to her background check,” an action Smith asserts was “retaliation for her complaints of discriminatory treatment.”  Smith is seeking punitive damages in excess of $75,000.

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Smith v. T.J. Maxx (USA) — Complaint filed November 10, 2016