Izza Lopez, a 26-year-old transgender woman, accepted a job as a scheduler with River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostic, a medical imaging company in Houston. After resigning from her position with her then-current employer, Lopez received a call from River Oaks rescinding the job offer because of her “misrepresentation” of herself as a woman.
“I was interviewed by a manager and a director who both felt I was qualified to do the job,” Izza recalls. “I was shocked when I received the call from human resources taking away the job they’d offered me — it felt as if they’d said to me ‘you’re a monster; we don’t want you here.'”
Lopez was unable to get her previous job back and was without employment for several months.
We’ve filed a federal discrimination lawsuit on Lopez’s behalf.