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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Company Sued After Rescinding Job Offer To Trans Woman
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff


Houston, Texas) Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of a 26-year old trans woman whose employment offer was rescinded because she is transgender.

In September 2005, Izza Lopez applied for the position of scheduler with River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostic, a medical imaging company in Houston.

Lopez sent in her resume, was invited in for an interview, completed a background check and drug test, and on October 4, 2005, she was asked to start work as soon as possible.

Lopez gave notice to her then-current employer the following day and planned to start working at River Oaks the week of October 24.

On October 10, however, Lopez received a phone call from River Oaks' human resources director and one of its employment recruiters saying that River Oaks was rescinding its offer of employment because of her "misrepresentation" of herself as a woman.

Lopez was unable to get her previous job back and was without employment for several months...

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