After suffering from threats to his physical well-being, a transgender prison guard, who works outside of Texas, claims he will have his case heard in a federal court. He claims that he was the victim of workplace discrimination because of his gender identity. The plaintiff alleges that he suffered harassment at the hands of his co-workers and his supervisors.
The plaintiff was already employed by the state Department of Corrections when he openly announced that he would be transitioning to a male. After the announcement, the plaintiff claims that one of the tires on his vehicle was slashed in the parking lot. The harassment then purportedly became verbal when his co-workers and superiors made insulting remarks about his gender or lack thereof. Additionally, other officers had allegedly said they were offended by the plaintiff's choice to transition.