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This letter is issued to reiterate many of the points discusses in our meeting today regarding a change that concerns [male name]. As we discussed today, [male name] will be continuing a personal transition that began during the past year. Beginning on next [date], [male name] will be take a major step in a gender transition whereby he will fully assume his life's role as a woman and assume the name [female name]. There are many of you who already know about this change and are very supportive and, I am sure, many more will be supportive also. However, we anticipate a variety of personal reactions will surface as this change occurs and that some of you may have difficulty in adjusting to this transition. Therefore, I want to reinforce the fact that our company remains committed to certain principles as an employer, including our support for the right of employees to make personal decisions.
It is our responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy environment where employees of diverse backgrounds and beliefs can work free of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, veteran statuus, public assitance status, or any other status protected by law. We believe all employees should be treated with respect and dignity. Inappropriate behaviors are not acceptable and will be addressed accordingly.
In addition, our management group expects employees to perform well in their jobs and to contribute to the overall success of the company. In [female name's] case, she has demonstrated her commitment in this regard and will continue to reinforce this commmitment in the future. We ask each of you to support [female name] during this transition and continue to treat her with respect and dignity.
To help you adjust to this change, we have a variety of reading material available in the lunchroom for those who would like more information about this subject. Rather than feeling uneasy about any questions you may have, we encourage you to ask [female name] directly or contact [name omitted] in Human Resources.
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