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The compliance landscape is constantly changing, and depending on where you live—country, state, city, province—laws that offer marginalized and underrepresented people protection against discrimination can change overnight. For HR leaders, this isn’t just an issue of staying on top of the ever-changing compliance landscape. It means thinking about how you can ensure your employees feel safe, protected, and welcome at work, regardless of how they identify.

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day that celebrates transgender people, recognizes our contribution to society, and brings awareness to the continuing discrimination we face worldwide. And unfortunately, in 2024, there’s a lot of bias and hate to call attention to.

In the United States, lawmakers in 41 states have introduced over 500 anti-trans bills targeting the rights and freedoms of members of our community. Some proposed bills go so far as removing the right to legal recognition for trans and non-binary people, prohibiting us from updating our driver’s licenses, holding public office, or using public bathrooms. Many of these bills also aim to restrict access to gender-affirming health care for trans and non-binary people. 

At the end of last year, in the UK, courts blocked a Scottish bill that would have

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