Legal News

Transgender Woman Discriminated Against by Cabela’s
Download PDF

Cabelas-Hamburg-Pennsylvania-638x425

A decision was made back in March by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that Cabela’s discriminated against a transgender employee, according to the Philadelphia Gay News and ThinkProgress.

Cabela’s has been involved in the fight for seven years and it is against Kate Lynn Blatt. Blatt won a similar ruling from the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in 2010. Blatt was found to have probably discriminated against due to her treatment. One of the reasons was that she was not allowed in the women’s restroom.

  
What
Where


Blatt was hired by Cabela’s in the middle of her transition and fought with management to simply wear a female uniform when at work. She also had to fight with management to acquire a nametag that spelled her name correctly. Blatt even presented her managers with a court order stating her legal name is Kate Lynn Blatt and that she is female in gender. Despite this, her managers still refused to allow her to use the ladies’ room. She would only be allowed to do so when she provided medical documents of her  “anatomically appropriate gender.”

Blatt was ordered to use a unisex restroom on a different floor on the other side of the showroom. Blatt said the unisex restroom was “non-hygienic and unsanitary,” and it also made her feel like she was “on parade.”

The EEOC ruled that it was unlawful for Cabela’s to ask about Blatt’s medical history or “to subject her to any medical or visual examination as a pre-condition to use the women’s restroom. Requiring this type of documentation is a form of discrimination.”
Last month, a right-to-sue letter was issued by the EEOC and her attorney is preparing an official lawsuit in federal court right now. Blatt is still searching for employment and she has been “surviving, but certainly not thrivin.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




There are no statewide protections for LGBT workers in Pennsylvania for discrimination.





 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Junior Commercial Litigation Attorney with products liability experience

USA-AZ-Phoenix

Phoenix office of our client seeks junior commercial litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experienc...

Apply Now

Employment Defense Attorney with 5+ years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks employment defense attorney with 5+ years of litigation exper...

Apply Now

IP Patent Attorney with 2-5 years of computer engineering experience

USA-WI-Milwaukee

Milwaukee office of our client seeks intellectual property patent attorney with 2-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Commercial Real Estate Associate

USA-NY-Rochester

Searching for an experienced commercial real estate associate. Ideally, this candidate has gained th...

Apply now

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

USA-LA-New Orleans

New Orleans law firm, Herman, Herman & Katz, seeking to hire a paralegal with at least five years ex...

Apply now

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

USA-RI-East Providence

Our firm is seeking is seeking a candidate that can handle a fast-paced working environment and can ...

Apply now

Junior Litigation Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Junior Litigation Attorney. We are seeking applications for a junior associate position in our New Y...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top