CSL Plasma's Pattern of Discrimination
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- CSL Plasma required Alice James to mark male on her intake form.
- James, a transgender women, began donating plasma in Duluth.
- CSL Plasma stopped James from donating when she marked female, consistent with her gender identity.
- James filed a charge of discrimination with MDHR.
- MDHR found probable cause that CSL Plasma discriminated against James.
- CSL Plasma refused to work with MDHR to settle the case.
- CSL Plasma continued to discriminate against James when she tried to donate in Minneapolis.
- March – MDHR sued CSL plasma for violating the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
- March – CSL Plasma claims they updated their policies.
- September – CSL Plasma discriminated again on the basis on gender identity. This time against Charlie Edgar, who is non-binary.
Today, MDHR amends its lawsuit against CSL Plasma for continuing to discriminate on the basis of gender identity.
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