Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Transgenders Win Discrimination Tiff With American Eagle Outfitters. Democrat AG Andrew Coumo Forces Changes..

Now the 'mentally disturbed' will be hired over the college student (who probably voted democrat) and now this face will be greeting you at the mall. Thanks democrats...

It just got a little easier for a transgender person to work at American Eagle Outfitters - at least on paper.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has forced the flannel and khaki outpost to make some changes, including nixing a rule about employee "personal appearance" that banned men from wearing women's clothing and ladies from dressing as guys.

"This shows me that there's faith and hope. There might be a domino effect, that's what I'm hoping for," said Joi-elle White, 35, a transgender member of Make the Road New York.

The community group complained to Cuomo's office about what it called a pattern of discrimination against transgender job hunters. A probe confirmed the complaints, officials said.

The retailer - which employs more than 2,000 people in its 61 New York stores - signed a settlement deal promising to change its policies and employee handbook. READ MORE...

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