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Larry Youngner, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Office of Special Counsel recently found the Army had discriminated against transgender civilian employee Tamara Lusardi. Lusardi, a quality assurance specialist, faced what OSC described as "frequent" and "pervasive" harassment on a daily basis. The Army didn't admit to prohibited personnel practices, but it did agree to start diversity and sensitivity training. Larry Youngner is a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the implications of the case.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Tom Temin , Office of Special Counsel , Army , Tully Rinckey , personnel

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Manning sues Defense Dept. for gender treatment

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 07:30pm EDT

Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.

Tags: Barack Obama , workforce , gay ,

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:30pm EDT

Hate crime charges in Md. McDonald's beating

Two teens are facing hate crime charges in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's, an attack that was caught on video and posted online.

Tags: Fight , video , hate crime , Baltimore Sun , McDonald's

Monday - 05/16/2011, 06:38pm EDT