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It Is Not OK to Ask Your Employees for Photos of Their Genitalia to Prove They’re Transgender

OBVIOUSLY … Pennsylvania-based staffing agency Manpower Inc. was not wise to ask Kate Lynn Blatt for a letter from her surgeon, and a photo of her genitalia, to prove she was medically fit to return to work — or at least to use the lady’s bathroom. [EPGN]

By:           editor editor
On:           Aug 15, 2009
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  • 7 Comments
    • Sarah McConnaughey
      Sarah McConnaughey

      That’s messed up! I’d quit on the spot if they said I had to do that!

      Aug 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fitz
      fitz

      @Sarah McConnaughey: Yea, but I (and presumably you) have the kinds of careers where they wouldn’t dare… when we think civil liberties, we have to remember that not everyone has a professional level income.

      Aug 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill S
      Bill S

      All I can say is…What. The. F***?

      Aug 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz
      schlukitz

      That’s chutzpah!

      Aug 17, 2009 at 2:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alex
      alex

      This nonsense is a perfect example of why our community should not be hell-bent on getting marriage equality. Although I’m all for the right to marry (as granted by our Constitution), I’m far more concerned with gaining the right to work. It’s ludicrous that in many states, being gay or transgender is a legitimate reason to be fired.

      Marriage (and the entanglement of religion) should not be our main battle. I find it disgusting to think that a person can get fired simply due to who they sleep with. Or, in this case, based on a physical attribute that no one at work should ever see.

      Aug 17, 2009 at 4:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fitz
      fitz

      @alex: These are not mutually exclusive rights. And they are not foreign concepts. It’s just as simple as “Do onto others as you would have done onto you”, and if we are placated with 1 piece of a solution, we are suckers.

      Aug 17, 2009 at 7:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sarah McConnaughey
      Sarah McConnaughey

      @fitz: Actually, I’m unemployed at the moment.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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