Workplace, Gender Transition

Since the 1990s, it has become increasingly common for trans people in the United States to openly transition on the job. In previous decades, trans people were more likely to transition in private and seek a new job in alignment with their gender—trans men in male-dominated occupations such as construction and trans women in female-dominated occupations such as office administration—where no one knew about their history. Trans women were advised to practice living on lower salaries in preparation for this transition due to the gender wage gap as well as having to hide their work history. Fast forward to the mid-2000s and beyond, and open workplace transitions have become so common that there is now extensive industry advice on best practices for human resource professionals ...

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