A transgender man in New Jersey is suing a drug-treatment center. He says they fired him when they found out he was born a woman.
His name's El'Jai Devoureau, and he's had counseling and gender reassignment surgery. Even in the government's eyes, he's considered a man. But when he submitted a urine sample to be screened, administrators discovered he was male and fired him on the spot. And because New Jersey is one of the many U.S. states that has a ban in place against transgender discrimination, Devoureau may have a case even though the job for which he applied—watching men urinate and making sure they give untainted samples—is meant specifically for a man.
“I would have absolutely told them to retain the employee and think about how to address transphobia and heterosexism in their environment. You don't ask someone: ‘What do your genitalia look like?’” Jillian Todd Weiss, a professor of law at New Jersey's Ramapo College, told reporters. “That was a very poor choice on the employer's part.”
Here, here. It looks like a pretty clear-cut case to us.