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Stephanie J. Quincy quoted in article “EEOC Loses First Jury Trial on Transgender Job Discrimination”

Bloomberg Law

Below is an excerpt:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that a Rent-A-Center district manager instructed the store manager to fire Megan Kerr after he learned that Kerr was transitioning. The company argued that Kerr was let go because she used a delivery vehicle to make a personal furniture delivery.

“Rent-A-Center takes discrimination issues seriously and has the right policies in place,” Stephanie Quincy, an attorney at Quarles & Brady who represented the company, told Bloomberg Law. “The jury found that there was no discrimination. Ms. Kerr worked there as a male and continued to work there as she transitioned to a female.”