I have been feeling pretty down lately... Everyone at my work knows that I am transgender and that my preferred name is Jay. I asked my manager today if I could change my name tag to Jay instead of my birth name. And immediately she said "Absolutely not" and when I asked why she said "It isn't your legal name". When I brought up the argument that other people have their preferred name as their name tag for example Nate instead of Kenneth, Jo instead of Josaphine, and Matt instead of Matthew. They said "Talk to the owner about it". This is the first time I have ever been discriminated against. After my manager told me that she purposefully called me by my birth name for the rest of the day.
I have never had this happen before or anything remotely close to it. My birth name is way too feminine of a name for anyone to think I am a guy when I am at work. It hurts so much that I cannot fully be myself 100% at work because the management refuses to let me be myself. They are forcing me to live as a girl while I work. It isn't right. I don't know what to do about it because there are no laws protecting people in Wisconsin from being discriminated against based off their gender identity.