Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

[Excerpt] Make the Road New York investigated possible employment discrimination against transgender job-seekers in Manhattan’s retail sector using the research tool of matched pair testing. We sent out carefully matched pairs of job applicants, one transgender and one not, to apply for the same jobs. Each pair was equivalent in age and ethnicity and equipped with fictionalized resumes that were evenly matched. Both testing pairs underwent extensive training on how to adopt similar interview styles and how to document their job-seeking interactions objectively. Transgender testers were instructed to explicitly inform store managers and interviewers of their transgender status whenever feasible.

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Suggested Citation
Make the Road New York. (2010). Transgender need not apply: A report on gender identity job discrimination. Brooklyn, NY: Author.

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© Make the Road New York. Document posted with special permission by the copyright holder.

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