Form I-9

I-9 and Previous Names

I was hoping that something could be done about the "other names used" field on the I-9 form. As far as I'm aware, the purpose of the field is to list previous names in case documentation or records needed to verify work eligibility are in a different name. However, it has the side effect of forcing transgendered people to disclose their status to their employers. As a transgender woman, I do not like being forced to disclose my transgender status, information I consider private, every time I accept a job. Perhaps the field could be changed to "name as it appears on social security card" or something?



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Idea No. 117