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Employment Issues for Transgender and Gender Variant People: A Legal Perspective

Whittle, ST (2017) Employment Issues for Transgender and Gender Variant People: A Legal Perspective. In: The Transgender Handbook – A Guide for Transgender People, their Families and Professionals. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 359-372. ISBN 978-1-53611-843-8

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Abstract

This chapter describes the recent development of laws protecting trans people against discrimination in Europe, and specifically focuses on legislation relating to employment issues for trans people in the United Kingdom. The Equality Act, which came into force in 2010 in the United Kingdom and provides protection from unlawful discrimination or harassment for everyone, including anyone belonging to a protected group such as trans people, is discussed as it relates to trans people.

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