09/15/2011 01:55 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

Illinois Transgender Woman, Former Taxi Driver, Awarded In Employment Lawsuit

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times

In what could be the first employment discrimination judgment made in favor of a transgender person under the Illinois Human Rights Act, a transgender woman has been awarded $104,711 in a complaint against her former employer.

The Illinois Human Rights Commission adopted the ruling Sept. 12.

Venessa Fitzsimmons alleges that her former Universal Taxi Dispatch, Inc., refused to help her when her taxi broke down because she was transgender.

Read the whole story here.