History of the Business Suit, or Dress for Egress

A judge in New Brunswick, N.J., last week ordered Wal-Mart to pay more than $2 million to a transsexual ex-employee who claimed he was fired after his boss learned he was a man. Ricky Bourdouvales, undergoing a sex change, said he was able to do his job fine dressed as a woman until his boss noticed he had checked "male" on a form. Taking an employer to court over one's appearance has quite a history:

1995: US West Communications sent home, then fired Christine Wilson after she refused to remove or cover a STOP ABORTION button. Wilson said she had made...

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