Prohibit discrimination against transgender employees by including "gender identity or expression" or "gender identity" among the list of protected categories in your firm-wide non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.
Employment policies that delineate protected categories — especially the primary non-discrimination or Equal Employment Opportunity policy — must include the term "gender identity or expression" or "gender identity." Non-discrimination policies should be included in employee handbooks and be easily accessible to employees, suppliers, clients and customers. This can be accomplished by prominently including policies on the business' web site. If applicable, make sure to clearly communicate to your customer-facing employees how your non-discrimination policies apply to customers.
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