Jenner shutterstock_59443381Last month in a nationally televised interview, U.S. Olympic icon Bruce Jenner revealed to the world that he is a transgender woman.  While the coming out process for the rest of the nearly 700,000 transgender Americans may not garner the attention that Jenner’s announcement did, it is very likely that these individuals must come out to their employers at some point before, during or after their transition.  However, if these employees do choose to come out, they are not protected from workplace discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity or expression by any federal law, and only 20 states offer such protections to transgender employees.    Locally, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act and the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance do prohibit discrimination based on an employee’s gender identity or expression. (Continue reading).