Baldwin v. Nevada System of Higher Education and Public Employees’ Benefits Program
Lambda Legal filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Alexandra “Lexa” Baldwin, a transgender woman employed as an IT technician at the University of Nevada, Reno. Due to a categorical exclusion in the Nevada Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP), Lexa was denied coverage for medically necessary facial surgery. Lambda Legal filed a complaint against PEBP and the Nevada System of Higher Education with the EEOC based on the violation of federal and state laws prohibiting sex-based discrimination in employment.
- February 2021: Complaint filed with EEOC
- March 2022: EEOC issues reasonable cause determinations
- November 17, 2022: Victory! Settlement announced