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Gender reassignment discrimination
Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. This means that transgender men and women are protected against discrimination at work.
Gender reassignment is defined as someone who is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning his or her sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex. It is not necessary for the individual to be under medical supervision or undergoing surgery.
The definition covers a woman who has decided to live permanently as a man, but has not and will not undergo any surgical or medical procedures or treatments.
21 Feb 2020
After Phillip Schofield’s heartfelt Twitter post where he revealed he is gay, Philip Richardson, head of employment law at Stephensons...
16 Jan 2020
Ava Moore alleged she was turned down because of her gender identity.
19 Dec 2019
A woman who lost her job at a charity because she tweeted that transgender women cannot change their biological sex...
14 Nov 2019
An employment tribunal is examining the loss of employment of a tax expert after she had publicised her views on transgender rights: a landmark case.
31 Oct 2019
Awareness of gender identity and expression has grown in recent years and its important for employers to understand how trans,...
8 Oct 2019
The Christian doctor who refused to refer to transgender benefits claimants by their relevant pronouns has lost his claim for...
12 Jul 2019
Dr David Mackereth, the Christian doctor who claims he was dismissed for refusing to use transgender pronouns, chose to leave...
10 Jul 2019
A doctor has claimed he was dismissed because his Christian beliefs prohibited him from addressing transgender benefit claimants by their...
4 Dec 2018
Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...
13 Jul 2018
The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees – employers can only...
30 Apr 2018
Gay, bisexual and trans campaign group Stonewall last week called on employers to develop zero-tolerance policies on discrimination against employees...
7 Mar 2018
It can be difficult for employers to know where to find information on supporting trans employees in the workplace. Clare...
13 Feb 2018
An employment tribunal has told Primark to adopt a policy on how to deal with transgender staff after it found...
11 Oct 2017
HR has a key role in preventing discrimination against transgender people. Jennie Kermode, author of a new book on transgender...