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Transsexual discrimination

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    Elmes v (1) Exeter & District Council on Alcohol Ltd (2) Home Office (3) Exeter and North Devon Health Authority [1998] IT/1548/95 (0 other reports)

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    M v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police [1996] IT/08964/96 (0 other reports)

Two different industrial tribunals come to opposite conclusions on whether discrimination on grounds of transsexualism is covered by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (SDA). In Elmes v (1) Exeter & District Council on Alcohol Ltd (2) Home Office (3) Exeter and North Devon Health Authority1, an Exeter industrial tribunal (Chair: P R Anderson) rules that transsexualism is covered and awards almost £29,000 compensation.