fifth Circ. Will not Reboot T-Cell Ex-Employee’s Trans Bias Case

Law360 (May 13, 2021, 1:11 p.m. EDT) – Fifth Circuit is not going to revive the suit of a former T-Mobile store worker who claims his transgender status motivated the telecommunications giant to fire him after serving six months had taken off work and applied for an indefinite medical leave stating that the employee did not associate his fall with his gender.

A three-judge panel on Wednesday upheld a federal court ruling in Houston on the case of Elijah Anthony Olivarez v T-Mobile USA Inc. and Broadspire Services Inc., a third-party T-Mobile provider responsible for medical leave requests to reject.

In a statement to the panel, Circuit Judge James Ho said the US Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v Clayton County released after …

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