It can be difficult for employers to know where to find information on supporting trans employees in the workplace. Clare Gilroy-Scott and Becky Minear look at advice available and explain the associated legal issues.
In de Souza E Souza v Primark Stores Ltd, the employment tribunal awarded £47,433 to a transgender employee who suffered harassment and recommended that the employer adopt a written policy on how to deal with new and existing staff who are transgender or who wish to undergo gender reassignment.
An employment tribunal has told Primark to adopt a policy on how to deal with transgender staff after it found an employee was discriminated against in relation to gender reassignment.
Updated to include information on Michalak v General Medical Council and others, in which the Supreme Court held that the employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a discrimination claim against the General Medical Council.
Enhanced with a new version of the model policy, with the example wording reflecting current thinking and terminology on trans issues in the workplace.
A model transgender action plan, which sets out the steps your organisation will need to consider when supporting an employee who is transitioning.
Managers are failing to support trans employees as much as they could in the workplace, a study by Acas has found.
Additional information on the law on gender reassignment discrimination for local authority employers, including the public sector equality duty. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on gender reassignment discrimination.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to gender reassignment discrimination.