Employers challenged over trans policies

PinkNews.co.uk – Amy Bourke

A leading gender charity has criticised employers for rarely giving much thought to how difficult a gender transition can be for their employees.

Not long before the Gender Equality duty (GED) comes into force, the Gender Trust has said that employers are often surprised what a turbulent process changing gender can be.

The GED will place a duty on public authorities to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment of transsexual people in employment and vocational training.

Public authorities must also apply this obligation to the provision of goods, facilities and services, and in the disposal and management of premises from December, when the Goods and Services Directive is implemented.