Transgendered lawyer denied armed forces jobSex status was only difference between lawyer and other successful candidates, says human rights tribunalBy Jeffrey R. Smith09/10/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today Applicant successful but no job after two yearsBorn a man, Micheline Montreuil began living as a woman in the 1980s and became known as a lawyer, teacher, writer, radio host and politician in Quebec City. She also became involved in various fights for her rights as a transgendered person.In 2002, Montreuil applied and successfully interviewed for a position as a grievance officer with the Canadian Forces Board. The board placed her on an eligibility list for when positions became open. However, after two years, she still didn’t have a position, though other candidates with equal qualifications were hired. The board claimed it didn’t have enough French files to warrant hiring Montreuil, a French-only candidate. However, Montreuil suspected there was more to it and filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission that she was discriminated against because of her transgendered status. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.