Editor's message: Protection against discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment is one of a suite of protections at the core of the Equality Act 2010 and is a well-established right. However, merely taking steps to prevent any acts of discrimination does not, of itself, promote your organisation as one which is inclusive.
Your organisation could benefit in a number of ways by establishing itself as a trans-friendly workplace, including in its recruitment processes, staff networks and senior-level commitment. All of these steps will help to cultivate a culture where transgender people are supported throughout the employment cycle.
Laura Merrylees, employment law editor
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.
HR has a key role in preventing discrimination against transgender people. Jennie Kermode, author of a new book on transgender people in the workplace, gives six tips on making the workplace more inclusive.
A model transgender action plan, which sets out the steps your organisation will need to consider when supporting an employee who is transitioning.
Enhanced with a new version of the model policy, with the example wording reflecting current thinking and terminology on trans issues in the workplace.
Managers are failing to support trans employees as much as they could in the workplace, a study by Acas has found.
Updated to reflect current terminology, include recent research and provide additional guidance on creating an inclusive workplace for transgender employees.
In this week's podcast, we explore the steps that you can take to reduce the risk of having an indirectly discriminatory provision, criterion or practice. We also discuss what to take into account when deciding whether or not indirect discrimination can be justified.
In this week's podcast, we discuss how to create an inclusive workplace culture for trans men and women.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to gender reassignment discrimination.