Transgender Woman Wins Discrimination Ruling
DENVER -- The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled that the firing of a transgender woman was the result of illegal sex discrimination, according to lawyers representing her.
The case involved Danielle M. Cornwell of Arvada, Colo., and her employment with Intermountain Testing Company.
According to attorney Mari Newman, Cornwell was known most of her life as David Cornwell but began transitioning to a female gender in June 2005 and informed the company that she was a transsexual. She was fired a month later by Intermountain Testing of Greenwood Village, Colo., Newman said.