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Gender Identity Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken the position that discrimination against an individual because that person is transgender is discrimination because of sex and is protected by Title VII.

Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, it is expressly unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an applicant or employee because of that person’s sexual orientation, which is defined by the Act as “actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or gender-related identity, whether or not traditionally associated with the person's designated sex at birth.”

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