flash news: #equal treatment

27 December 2022
Compensation for a breach of equal treatment

The Supreme Court has dismissed an extraordinary appeal of the Prosecutor General against a judgment that had awarded compensation to an employee for a breach of equal treatment on the grounds of sex and gender identity. The matter concerned a refusal to issue women’s work clothing to the employee.

The case involved a transgender person who had applied to be employed as a receptionist. The claimant was undergoing gender reassignment and had been perceived as a woman during the recruitment. However, she presented an earlier-issued personal identity card stating that she was male. As a result, the claimant was not issued with women’s work clothing, and it was pointed out to her that she was entitled to men’s attire, in accordance with the details of her personal identity card.

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