Religious discrimination is valuing or treating a person or group differently because of what they do or do not believe or because of their feelings towards a given religion.
They are a measure to prevent discrimination against transsexual people on the grounds of sex in pay and treatment in employment and vocational training. This reflects a ruling by the European Court of Justice that the dismissal of an employee undergoing gender reassignment is contrary to the European Equal Treatment Directive.
The effect of the Regulations is to insert into the Sex Discrimination Act a provision which extends the Act, insofar as it refers to employment and vocational training, to include discrimination on gender reassignment grounds.
Thus, for the purposes of employment and vocational training, discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment constitutes discrimination on grounds of sex, and is contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act.
Employers who breach the Sex Discrimination Act in respect of discrimination on gender reassignment grounds will be liable in the same manner they would, for example, for discrimination against a woman on grounds of sex.
The Regulations do not apply to Northern Ireland. Detailed information about the Sex Discrimination Act can be found in the Department for Education and Employment's publication: A Guide to the Sex Discrimination Act What is the purpose of this Guide?
This Guide has no special legal status and is not intended to equate with a Code of Practice. Its purpose is to provide guidance in relation to the application of the Regulations; and to suggest some aspects of good practice for employers and employees on the issues which may be encountered in accommodating an individual for whom gender reassignment grounds exist in the workplace.
What is transsexualism and the process of gender reassignment? Transsexualism affects an estimated 5, people in the United Kingdom. Medical treatment to enable transsexual people to alter their bodies to match their gender identity is highly successful. The process is known medically as "gender reassignment".
Diagnosis of transsexualism is carried out by a specialist in this area and may take a matter of months or a period of years.
Preliminary diagnosis is followed by hormone therapy, and typically after around six months the physical appearance of the individual will begin to change. If an individual has not yet changed social gender, they can be expected to start to do so at around this stage, though they may maintain their usual gender role at work for rather longer.
At some point over the next few months the individual will start to live full time as a member of their "new" sex, and their name and other records e. If there are no extraneous delays, for example funding problems or waiting liststhe individual usually proceeds to corrective surgery after one or two years of hormone therapy.
This period of therapy, during which the individual is expected to live and work in their new sex, is often referred to as the "real life test".
The extent of any surgical procedures will vary according to the needs of the individual. Most surgical procedures require less than two weeks absence from work, whilst some are more likely to require two or three months.This is a compilation of the Sex Discrimination Act as in force on 1 January It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.
This compilation was prepared on 1 January The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about. Find all documents that contain the word. Stuck? Use our browse tips. What follows is taken from the United Kingdom’s Department for Education and Employments: A GUIDE TO THE SEX DISCRIMINATION.
In human social affairs, discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction towards, a person based on the group, class, or category to which the person is perceived to belong.
These include age, colour, convictions for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended, height, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital.
Sex Discrimination Act CHAPTER 65 ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I DISCRIMINATION TO WHICH ACT APPLIES Section 1. Sex discrimination against women. 2. Sex discrimination against men. 3. Discrimination against married persons in employment field. . Prohibition of discrimination Pursuant to regulations prescribed under section of this title, and except as provided by section (b) of this title and section (c) of this title, no person in the United States shall, on the basis of age, be excluded from participation, in be denied the benefits of, .