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Woman Wins Tribunal Appeal over Transgender Tweets

Woman Wins Tribunal Appeal over Transgender Tweets

A woman who lost her job after saying that people cannot change their biological sex has won an appeal against an Employment Tribunal.

  • Maya Forstater did not have her Employment Contract renewed after she had posted tweets on gender recognition. 

  • Originally, she had lost her Tribunal case in 2019. 

  • A Judge had said that her approach was not worthy of respect in a democratic society.  When the matter was taken to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) it was found that the Tribunal had errored in law and another should take place. 

  • The Employment Appeals Tribunal found that her gender critical beliefs did not fall within the Equality Act as it did not seek to destroy the rights of trans persons. 

Vaishali Thakerar Lawson-West Leicester

Vaishali Thakerar, Director, Head of Employment
Lawson West Solicitors, Leicester

Vaishali Thakerar of Lawson West Solicitors comments “I think this decision is very surprising.  It is sad that this type of offensive speech which can cause harm to trans people is not protected under the Equality Act”.

 

Read more news on this ground-breaking ruling:

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