Resources for Transgender Employees
Transgender employees can present unique workplace challenges. Transitioning employees – those who are moving outside the socially accepted standards of dress, physiology and/or behavior of their birth gender – often cannot avoid challenging community standards about what is gender-appropriate self-identification, appearance or expression. Furthermore, little legal protection exists for workplace gender non-conformity.
Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policies
Equal employment opportunity policies
The inclusion of "gender identity or expression" in a company's non-discrimination or equal employment opportunity policy is the first step employers can take to show their commitments to providing equal treatment to transgender employees.
Share your story
If you have been fired, denied a job or promotion or have been otherwise discriminated against at work because of your real or perceived gender identity, HRC uses these stories to educate the general public and members of Congress about the real need to enact workplace protections based on gender identity.
Database of attorney referral services
Find LGBT-friendly lawyers in your state.
Benefits for Transgender Employees and Dependents
How employers can remove transgender access exclusions from employee health plans.
Tools and Resources for Employees and Employers
Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace
A guide to transgender inclusion, including definitions and considerations for transitioning employees.
Gender Transition Guidelines
How to effectively and appropriately manage gender transitions in the workplace.
- Coming Out in the Workplace as Transgender
- Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding
What U.S. Employers are Doing
Search our employer database
Find employers that include gender identity in their non-discrimination policies, jurisdictions that ban employment discrimination based on gender identity, and employers with transgender-inclusive health insurance.
Corporate Equality Index
See how employers ranked in transgender-inclusive policies and practices.