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Baldwin v. Nevada System of Higher Education and Public Employees’ Benefits Program

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Status: Closed
Outcome:
Victory
Court:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Issues: Health Care Fairness, Transgender Rights

Lambda Legal filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Alexandra “Lexa” Baldwin, a transgender woman employed as an IT technician at the University of Nevada, Reno. Due to a categorical exclusion in the Nevada Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP), Lexa was denied coverage for medically necessary facial surgery. Lambda Legal filed a complaint against PEBP and the Nevada System of Higher Education with the EEOC based on the violation of federal and state laws prohibiting sex-based discrimination in employment.   

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Lambda Legal filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Alexandra “Lexa” Baldwin, a transgender woman employed as an IT technician at the University of Nevada, Reno. Due to a categorical exclusion in the Nevada Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP), Lexa was denied coverage for medically necessary facial surgery. Lambda Legal filed a complaint against PEBP and the Nevada System of Higher Education with the EEOC based on the violation of federal and state laws prohibiting sex-based discrimination in employment.