Transsexual wins payout against P&O – Press Association

A transsexual has been awarded ?64,862 compensation after a tribunal found she was forced to endure ‘an atmosphere of intimidation and hostility’ while working for P&O Ferries, it has emerged.

Drusilla Marland, 48, of Bristol, worked as a repairer on the Pride of Bilbao from October 2002 until October 2004.

The Southampton tribunal found that during this time she suffered verbal and physical harassment from the engine room crew and that she was constructively dismissed.

A tribunal report states: “For nearly two years prior to her resignation, the claimant was forced to endure at work an atmosphere of intimidation and hostility caused by the fact that she was undergoing gender-reassignment.