Transgender officer sues Port Authority, claims colleagues called him ‘it’

Transgender officer sues Port Authority, claims colleagues called him ‘it’

[Ed. – Maybe they were just confused by his pronoun choices.]

A transgender police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sued the agency over allegations he was referred to in a discriminatory way as “it” and “transvestite” by colleagues.

Michael McConaughey has worked as a Port Authority officer since 2013 and claimed he filed a series of complaints with his supervisors along with the agency’s human resources over the alleged discrimination.

The complaints had “no obvious impact,” the officer said, and he filed a lawsuit against the agency Sunday in Manhattan, according to court records.

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“Cases like this are important for sending the message that anti-trans discrimination is just as unlawful and should be taken just as seriously as any other form of harassment or discrimination,” said Daniel Kirschbaum, McConaughey’s lawyer.

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