The following laws and policies offer protection for transgender people in employment (see footnote 4):
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces this law, has concluded that discrimination because an employee or job applicant is transgender or gender nonconforming constitutes sex discrimination.
- Several state and local laws explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
- U.S. Executive Orders extend existing federal nondiscrimination protections to LGBT+ people, prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination by federal government contractors and subcontractors, and restore transgender people’s right to serve in the U.S. military. A presidential memorandum directs U.S. executive departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT+ people around the world.