Transgender Employee Rehired but Won't Be Working

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August 6, 2010


"Vandy Beth Glenn has her job back—with salary, benefits and seniority—but she won't be returning to work.

"An agreement reached Friday mandates the reinstatement of the transgender legislative editor for the Georgia General Assembly, fired nearly three years ago after disclosing she was transitioning from a man. But Glenn's employer preferred she earn her paycheck from home, arguing that her presence in the office would be disruptive. Though she won't be working, Glenn will be fully compensated.

"'There are a lot of factors going on,' said Glenn's attorney, Greg Nevins. 'At the end of the day, it was an offer worth taking.'"