Federal Appeals Court in Ohio Continues to Find in Favor of Transgender Individuals, Suggesting Students in School Are the Next to Win Accommodations

    View Authors March 2018

    A case currently pending before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit asks whether a school district can prohibit a transgender student from accessing the bathroom that corresponds to her gender identity. On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit hinted at how it might answer that question when it held that discrimination against an employee for her transgender status or transitioning identity would constitute discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII. This alert contains important information on what this case means for school districts.