We have seen a significant increase in enquiries about the menopause in recent months. At this stage, from a strict legal perspective, the menopause is not, in itself, protected under the Equality Act. However, it can be captured by protection from age, sex...
If an individual feels that they have been discriminated against due to gender reassignment our specialists will be happy to discuss the case with you. We appreciate that this is often a difficult time and we have a range of funding options available to help both potential claimants and defendants in these matters. In some circumstances we may be able to offer a ‘no win no fee arrangement’. Please complete our online enquiry form or call us on 01616 966 229 and we will be happy to discuss your options and guide you through the process.
The Equality Act 2010 states that people who are proposing to undergo, are undergoing or have undergone a process to transition from one gender to another are to be protected from discrimination.
Gender reassignment is a personal, as opposed to an exclusively medical process and therefore individuals who are preparing to reassign their gender without having yet undergone any medical procedure are protected from less favourable treatment under equality law.
If an individual has started the reassignment process but has decided not to continue with it, he or she will still have the characteristic of gender reassignment to ensure protection from discrimination under equality law.