This resource from the Transgender Law Center offers several example policies and guidance for employers dedicated to creating inclusive and safe workplaces. Speak to your boss or anyone in higher authority about the company's tolerance to employee's differences. Even though in my personal life my style is a little more gender-ambiguous, I decided to present in stereotypically masculine fashion at work for over six months before I came out to my coworkers. Set aside time for hobbies. At the same time, it can have an extraordinary impact on the life of the member needing this coverage. Medical necessity:
Not all trans people decide to undergo gender confirmation surgery, but those who do decide to undergo surgery must be covered.
Transition-related care: Everyday Feminism Learn all you can about the trans community through the eyes of feminism. Disclaimer You're about to search for degree programs related to a career that you are researching. It is okay to "start over" in a new workplace, where no one knows what you were like before your transition, or that you transitioned at all.
If their union contract has an enforceable, inclusive nondiscrimination policy on the basis of gender identity and expression then they have legal and effective recourse.