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A Transgender Woman Receives $66K in a Discrimination Settlement With a Montana County

A former Yellowstone County employee has been awarded $66,000 in compensation following a 2020 ruling that Yellowstone County and Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners discriminated against the transgender woman on the basis of sex when denying her medical coverage for gender-affirming care.

In 2020, an Administrative Law Judge at the Montana Human Rights Bureau ruled the county violated the Montana Human Rights Act by “implementing and administering (a healthcare plan) that expressly denies coverage for ‘services or supplies related to sexual reassignment and reversal of such procedures.’”

On Monday, the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Office of Administrative Hearings awarded the former Yellowstone County employee, Eleanor Maloney, $66,531.94 in damages for the discrimination she faced while working for the county.

Read the source article at ktvq.com

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