The United States Office of Personnel Management updated its guideline for non-discriminatory practices in 2018. The policy change removes specific guidelines affecting transgender employees and addresses those issues within the general anti-discrimination policies. According to OPM, the purpose of the change was to provide guidance and answer questions regarding the diversity of workers within the federal government. They encourage management and employees to contact OPM with any further questions.
New Jersey football fans may be interested to learn that the city of Oakland has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and Raiders over the team's impending move to Las Vegas. According to the lawsuit, the NFL violated federal antitrust laws by moving the team to Nevada and boycotting the city of Oakland. City representatives stated in a press release that they are attempting to recover damages from lost revenue, taxpayer investments in the Raiders and other expenses.
Transgender rights are unquestionably one of the most cutting-edge areas of human rights in the United States and New Jersey. Thankfully, the Garden State has proven itself to be an inclusive and accepting place to work by intentionally extending protection to workers based not only on their gender assigned at birth, but on their own gender identity as well. New Jersey protects workers from discrimination regardless of their sexuality or their gender expression.