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EEOC Rules Federal Agency Discriminated Against Transgender Man in Denying Health Coverage

Posted by Sarah-Kathryn Bryan | Jun 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

In a case that was pending for nearly a decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) ruled last week that the federal Office of Personnel and Management wrongfully denied Marc Lawrence, a retired federal employee, coverage for the same medical care others receive simply because he was receiving that medication as treatment for gender dysphoria.

Marc Lawrence, a transgender retiree of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was denied health coverage for claims he submitted in 2013 and 2014 for hormone-related care, despite the fact that such care routinely was covered for non-transgender employees and retirees. 

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Sarah Kathryn Bryan is an associate attorney at Shortell Law LLC. Ms. Bryan handles cases in family law, business, employment, estate planning and general civil litigation.


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