A transgender public servant in American Samoa has laid an official complaint against her employer, the Department of Human Resources, for sex discrimination.
Simeonica Tuiteleleapaga, who is a fa'afafine, filed the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She alleged the department's director Taeaoafua Dr Meki Solomona intimidated and sexually harassed her at a staff meeting last year by asking whether she was a girl or a boy.
Ms Tuiteleleapaga said after she replied she was a woman, the director ordered her to take her clothes off in the workplace but she refused.
She claimed her rights were violated under the Civil Rights Act.
A department employee secretly recorded the director's remarks.
Ms Tuiteleleapaga quoted the director saying "yeah take it off. Let us see if you're a woman".