Employment Law

Pivotal Decision for Transgender People & Workplace Discrimination

We represent a transgender client who sued her employer for hostile work environment and wrongful termination. The case was filed in U.S. District Court on June 2018 when transgender people weren’t entitled to protection from employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our case was stayed in anticipation of a ruling from the U.S. Supreme court to decide whether Title VII protects transgender people. Our case was reopened in January 2022 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that transgender people are protected in June 2020.

On February 29, 2024, a Camden, New Jersy, federal judge allowed our client’s case to proceed on the claim of hostile work environment and dismissed the claim of wrongful termination.

This decision is a big victory for our client because our client can now proceed with her claim of hostile work environment, despite the wrongful termination claim being dismissed. The case was challenging from the get-go, and we stuck with this case for years and did not give up.  We are happy and proud our client also stuck with it, despite being met numerous times with feedback that either she should settle or she doesn’t have any claims.

In an interview with the New Jersey Law Journal, our firm founder and labor employment lawyer, David Koller, stated that he is excited for his client because they are going to “have an opportunity to present it to a jury and see how they rule when they’re presented with the evidence that the court noted was sufficient enough to recognize that it could be perceived by a reasonable mind to create a hostile work environment.”

Click here to see the NJ Law article.

Offering My Legal Expertise, But More Importantly My Voice

If you believe you have been fired for any of the above reasons, contact our law office. We can schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss what happened, whether your employer wrongfully fired you and potential legal avenues available to you.

We take pride in providing a voice for employees who have been fired — or faced any type of discrimination — and aren’t sure where to turn or how to get help.

Regardless of your race, background, ethnicity or lifestyle, we are here to be your advocate.

Call us at (215) 402-7289 or contact us to schedule a confidential case review.


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