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EAT has limited powers to restrict reporting

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Chessington World of Adventures Ltd v Reed [1997] IRLR 556 EAT (2 other reports)

    • Sex discrimination: Direct sex discrimination against transsexual

      15 October 1997

      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.

    • Transsexuals covered by SDA

      1 September 1997

      In Chessington World of Adventures Ltd v Reed (27 June 1997), the EAT holds that the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 can be construed so as to cover unfavourable treatment on grounds of an intention to undergo gender reassignment.

In Chessington World of Adventures v Reed ex parte News Group Newspapers the EAT holds that it does not have statutory power to make a restricted reporting order in an appeal against a decision on a question of liability in a case involving an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Ms Reed secured a restricted reporting order from an industrial tribunal in connection with her claim that she had been discriminated against by being subjected to a campaign of harassment when she announced her change of gender identity from male to female.