A woman who says she was fired from her job as a career consultant has filed a lawsuit against the company she worked for, claiming that her job was terminated for being transgender.
Cheryl Jansen, 43, says she has since been unemployed and living in a shelter with her boyfriend.
Jansen was working as a consultant for Caregiver Consulting in North Carolina when her termination letter was sent to her last December.
The letter said that her “career was terminated and terminated for violating the policy regarding gender identity.”
Jansen said she’s still trying to figure out what the termination letter meant.
Jenson told the News & Watchdog that she has no clue what happened, but she’s filed a class action lawsuit against Caregivers, LLC.
Caregivers was created in 2014, according to the lawsuit, but it has since expanded to other states.
Jansen’s lawsuit says Caregors, LLC has been accused of violating numerous laws, including a provision in federal law that prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of gender identity.
Jensen was told in a January letter that her employment would be terminated after five years, and she was given the option of being fired from Caregenders office.
She was told that if she did not comply, the company would terminate her and her boyfriend’s employment with Caregists company.
Janson said she felt violated.
Jenna says she’s not a woman, she’s an intersex person.
She’s been diagnosed as intersex since she was 3 years old.
Her family had to put her on a special education program because she was born with a disability, Jansen said.
Janes parents have told the Daily News that their daughter would have a hard time getting jobs in today’s economy.
Caregives company is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jans family told the newspaper that they have no plans to seek compensation from Caregs company.
Chesapeake Energy spokeswoman Traci Davis said the company has not heard of the suit.
CareGivers has not responded to a request for comment.