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Nathaniel Glasser Quoted in “Trump’s Tweets Against Transgender Troops May Lead to Workplace Backlash”


Nathaniel M. Glasser, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in SHRM.org, in “Trump’s Tweets Against Transgender Troops May Lead to Workplace Backlash,” by Allen Smith.

Following is an excerpt:

Transgender people risk greater ostracism at work after President Donald Trump banned them from military service in a series of July 26 tweets. The president’s new policy may intensify backlash against transgender people…

“It is possible that individuals may take the tweets as encouragement to act in a discriminatory manner against transgender individuals. Employers must be aware of their legal obligations to address any potential backlash,” said Nathaniel Glasser, an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green in Washington, D.C.

“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military,” Trump tweeted. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender[s] in the military would entail.”

A little more than a year ago, the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military …

Related reading:

Benefits Pro, "Transgender Employees Could Face Backlash After Trump Tweets," by Marlene Y. Satter.