“We believe employers in the District of Columbia want to do the right thing and have welcoming workplaces for all, and part of that work is examining their practices to make sure that conscious or unconscious biases are not playing a role in who is selected to move forward in the hiring process”
- Mónica Palacio, Director
Hired and Transgender:
Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants
This new resource for employers is a part of ongoing work in the District of Columbia to reduce employment discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming job applicants. It provides step-by-step instructions for employers, human resources professionals, and hiring managers to evaluate their hiring practices for discrimination based on gender identity and make changes as needed.
As a continuation of OHR’s groundbreaking report “Qualified and Transgender: A Report on Results of Resume Testing for Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity,” this resource offers guidance on how to address potential discrimination, and points employers to resources such as he guide recently released by OHR and the National LGBTQ Taskforce, “Valuing Transgender Applicants and Employees,” which provides in-depth best practices intended to help employers across the nation create a genuinely inclusive and welcoming workplace environment for transgender people.