Retailer Settles With New York Over Alleged Discrimination Against Transgender People

American Eagle Outfitters signed an agreement with the New York Attorney General's Office to resolve a community group's complaints about alleged discrimination against transgender people. According to the New York Daily News, the agreement includes eliminating a corporate dress code that banned men from wearing women's clothing, and vice versa.

"To avoid further expense and the distraction of a prolonged argument, [we have] agreed to a compromise settlement in this case, with the understanding that AEO is not admitting to the findings," a company spokeswoman said in a statement. "We wholeheartedly believe that transgender individuals should be treated equally."

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