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Infectious Diseases and the Workplace

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"In an ideal world, of course, being transgender would be about as relevant to the job application process as having brown eyes. But in the current environment, accepting the unfortunate inevitability—or at least, the likelihood—of being outed may be an important first step depending on one’s individual situation."

–Samantha Allen of the Daily Beast

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Transgender issues in the workplace that include frequent discrimination and harassment.

While some trans friendly workplaces exist, tragically, transgender employees still frequently experience targeted harassment and discrimination in the workplace. While reported rates of such treatment vary, according to a 2011 survey, 90 percent of respondents claimed to have “directly experienced harassment or mistreatment at work.”

This harassment and mistreatment can manifest in a number of ways—survey respondents noted the following rates of mistreatment.

  • 50% reported being harassment by coworkers
  • 41% said they’d been asked inappropriate questions about their transgender or surgical status
  • 23% said they’ve missed out on a promotion
  • 20% said they were prevented from directly contacting clients
  • 7% reported experiencing physical violence
  • 6% being sexually assaulted

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