Review: Army biased against transgender worker

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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 3:09 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation.

The investigation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

Tamara Lusardi, of Huntsville, suffered gender identity discrimination as she transitioned from male to female in 2010, the Office of Special Counsel said in a statement Thursday.

Lusardi was working as a civilian software quality assurance specialist at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at the time.

The Army has agreed to train workers to prevent future discrimination. The investigation did not recommend any back pay or other monetary compensation for Lusardi.