Transgender Woman Files Federal Suit in Bloodworks Firing

Transgender discrimination is focus of lawsuit…


Posted by Melanie Nathan, September 01, 2015.

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 7.44.57 AMA transgender woman has filed a federal suit against Bloodworks Northwest, formerly known as Puget Sound Blood Center, a Seattle-based blood clinic, for terminating her employment on the basis of sex. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle, alleges that the clinic fired Stephanie Binschus from her position as a blood collection specialist in February of 2014 using the specious justification that she had falsified documentation in the clinic’s donor database by stating that she is female. She had worked at the clinic since October of 2013.

According to her complaint, Ms. Binschus had been a long-time blood donor at the Center. She completed her transition before her employment there, and her supervisors were aware that she had been issued a Washington State birth certificate that recognized her as female. Ms. Binschus’ job…

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