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Amy LeBlanc

Hello All:

 

So I am wanting to ask if anyone has any good ideas or know what I should do with coming out at work?  Currently I am on HRT and have not yet noticed any changes on me yet and I have been on HRT since January 2018.  I have recently started a new job and they have no idea about me being Trans and I know it is just a matter of time before I show signs.  Now my HR office is in Chicago IL so I really cannot just go into my HR office to ask them or discusses things with them.  I am also afraid to let my work know as to what happen to me at my last job how they were not Trans friendly and wanted to get rid of me but make it look on paper it's something else.

 

So I was wondering if there is any helpful tips or suggestion for me in my triangle?

 

Thank You

 

Amy

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Jani

If there is a separate office in another state the company should have posted on their inter-web site any company policy and guideline for employees.  See what the HR policy says about discrimination in general and LGBT in specific.  

 

You could always email the HR to ask.  If you are leery of coming right out to them at this point you might take note of any job postings and ask what the LGBT policy is for a friend who is considering applying.  If you receive a negative response you have your answer.  If it's positive then make your plan to address it with them at your convenience.   

 

Best of luck, 

Jani

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SugarMagnolia

Yes, start with the documented policies. The "friend who's applying" is a great idea, too, Jani.

If it's a large enough company they may even list someone in a "diversity/inclusion" department or role that might be a good place to start, too. 

 

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