ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A judge has awarded $115,000 to a man whose employer did not let him use the women’s bathroom.
Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services, the largest check printing company in the U.S., is paying the settlement and apologizing to a Mr. Austin, who now goes by the female name “Britney.”
Mr. Austin was hired and employed as a man in the Phoenix offices of Deluxe, but in 2011, he announced to his supervisor that he considered himself a woman and began dressing as a female at work. His supervisor would not let him use the women’s community bathroom, and, according to the lawsuit, co-workers “intentionally us[ed] the wrong gender pronouns to refer to” him. Deluxe also refused to change his name to “Britney” on company records, because he had not undergone cosmetic surgery to make himself appear female. […]