Sex discrimination: Direct sex discrimination against transsexual
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Chessington World of Adventures Ltd v Reed  IRLR 556 EAT (2 other reports)
A male-to-female transsexual who was subjected to a concerted and prolonged campaign of harassment and ostracism by colleagues following her announcement that she intended to undergo gender reassignment was directly discriminated against on the grounds of her sex contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act, holds the EAT in Chessington World of Adventures Ltd v Reed  IRLR 556. In those circumstances, the reason for the unfavourable treatment is to be regarded in itself as sex-based, and there is no requirement for a male/female comparison to be made.