Harris Funeral Homes has served grieving families for more than 100 years. To do that, it is essential to maintain professional codes of dress and conduct so employees blend into the background. No tattoos/nothing flashy/sex-specific/all dark clothing. In 2007, the funeral home hired a male employee who agreed to follow all these policies, including the sex-specific dress code. Six years later, the employee expressed an intent to dress as a woman. The EEOC came after this family business and claimed this was GI discrimination. Even though the EEOC now admits it was wrong, the ACLU continues to target the funeral home for punishment.
Learn more about the case and access court documents here.