January 24, 2013 | by Phil Reese
Hospital expands policies for trans staff
Parkland Memorial Hospital, gay news, Washington Blade

Parkland Memorial Hospital (Photo courtesy of Parkland Health & Hospital System)

DALLAS — Management of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas this week expanded its policies to include equal employment opportunities for transgender employees, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The hospital’s board of managers also approved a policy that prohibited harassment or retaliation against workers who may be affected by “gender identity” and “gender expression.”

Other governmental entities offering the same employee protections include the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Dallas County, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the North Texas Tollway Authority, the newspaper reported.

In 2008, Parkland extended employment protections to gay and lesbian workers. Three years later, it expanded benefits, including health insurance, to the domestic partners of employees.

 

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