Berry Law attorney Susan Napolitano recently filed a lawsuit alleging the state of Nebraska showed discrimination in the workplace and in their refusal to pay for a doctor-approved gender transition surgery for an ex-employee for the Beatrice State Developmental Center.
In the suit, Napolitano outlines the circumstances the client was unjustly subject to during her tenure in Beatrice. The client’s supervisor and co-workers repeatedly referred to her by the pronouns “he” and “him” despite her objections and inevitable complaint.
In addition to office-based grievances, Ms. Napolitano argues against the policy Nebraska currently has in place for covering employees’ medical expenses saying “(The client found) the discrimination to be overwhelming, intolerable and damaging to her mental and physical health. The Nebraska plan’s discriminatory exclusion lacks any rational basis and is grounded in sex stereotypes, discomfort with gender nonconformity, ignorance of science, and the moral disapproval of people who are transgender. … This is discrimination based on sex.”
To read more of the Journal Star’s report on the lawsuit, click here.
Susan Napolitano has been representing client’s interests in the areas of civil, administrative, business, and real estate law for decades. Protecting her client’s rights and freedoms are of the utmost importance to Ms. Napolitano, and her track record reflects this.