| Transgender workers face adverse effects if employers receive “No Match” Letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA).|
A “Gender No Match” letter invades the privacy of transgender individuals by disclosing their personal medical information to their employers. With only 17 states and 99 jurisdictions having employment non-discrimination protections for transgender workers, transgender workers can be fired from their jobs for being transgender. Unfortunately, some transgender people have been fired, dealt with harassment from co-workers, or have been discriminated against, because of a “Gender No Match” letter was sent to their employer by the SSA.
No one should be fired from their job, because SSA disclosed their personal medical information, which is not pertinent to their job or job performance.
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition suggestions that the Social Security Administration stop sending “Gender No Match” letters to employers.
Sending “Gender No Match” letters are waste of taxpayer’s money and maybe compromising compliance with federal medical privacy laws and constitutional guarantees of privacy.
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