Lyon's Pride member wins workplace discrimination case

04 Aug 2013 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Pam Voekel '85 writes: "Attorney Teresa Renaker (MHC '86) is back in the national news this week, this time for striking a blow for transgender equality in the workplace. She also recently won a major case that will change pension law for same-sex couples for the better. Go Res!"

On July 8, 2013, the Complaint Adjudication Office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) discriminated against firm client Mia Macy on the basis of her transgender status in its decision not to hire her as a Ballistics Forensic Technician at its Forensic Science Laboratory in Walnut Creek, California. Ms. Macy is now eligible for back pay, back benefits, and attorney’s fees, among other remedies, and the ATF must take steps to prevent future discrimination. For more information, see the final decision here.

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