Gender Identity

Gender identity is one's personal experience of one's own gender. This is generally described as one's private sense of being a man or a woman, consisting primarily of the acceptance of membership into a category of people: male or female. All societies have a set of gender categories that can serve as the basis of the formation of a social identity in relation to other members of society. In most societies, there is a basic division between gender attributes assigned to males and females. In all societies, however, some individuals do not identify with some (or all) of the aspects of gender that are assigned to their biological sex.
Posts about Gender Identity
  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    …. Specifically, under section 13 of the Code, an employer may not refuse to employ (or continue to employ) a person or discriminate against them regarding employment or any employment term or condition because of the person’s sex (which includes gender), gender identity or expression, unless the employer can demonstrate a bona fide occupational…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 15 readers -
  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    … Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. As we’ve discussed previously on our blog, employees are protected against workplace discrimination by section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code), which states: A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 25 readers -
  • Tips for your anti-discrimination policy

    … The EEOC recently posted some tips for employers looking to develop an anti-discrimination policy. The EEOC advises employers to: State that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older) or genetic information (including family…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 9 readers -
  • Hate Crime Laws in Texas

    …. Common hate crimes include: Murder Assault Arson Armed robbery Harassment Stalking Rape Vandalism Most hate crimes are somewhat violent in nature. They may target a wide group of people or one individual. Hate crime motivations may be based on: Race Religious affiliation Sexual orientation Gender identity Political affiliation Economic status…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 31 readers -