Greensfelder Officer Amy Blaisdell was recently quoted in an article for SHRM about a federal judge in New York temporarily blocking a regulation that was going to remove some health care protections for transgender individuals. The article, titled “HHS Blocked from Rolling Back Health Care Protections for Transgender Workers,” was published on August 18, 2020.

As noted in the article, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was going to roll back such protections because they were previously thought unenforceable. However, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “The Supreme Court’s decision not only prohibits an employer from refusing to hire or discharging an employee based on LGBTQ status, but also prohibits treating employees differently in the spectrum of compensation, terms or conditions of employment because of the individual’s LGBTQ status,” says Blaisdell.

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