Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
In Grant v United Kingdom 23 May 2006 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights has held that that it was a breach of a transsexual worker's human rights to refuse to pay her a state pension from the women's retirement age of 60.
In Croft v Royal Mail Group plc  IRLR 592 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, in considering what amounts to less favourable treatment on grounds of gender reassignment, it does not follow that all such persons are entitled immediately to be treated as members of the sex to which they aspire.
In A v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and another, the House of Lords holds that refusing to employ a post-operative male-to-female transsexual was an act of unlawful discrimination.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: subject access requests regarding personal data; and discrimination against transsexuals.
Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
In KB v National Health Service Pensions Agency and another  IRLR 240 ECJ, the European Court of Justice held that legislation that, in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, prevents transsexual people from fulfilling a marriage requirement that must be met for one of them to be able to receive a survivor's pension, must be regarded as being in principle incompatible with the requirements of Article 141 of the EC Treaty.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to gender reassignment discrimination.