Maya Forstater: Woman who lost job over transgender views wins appeal against employment tribunal

Maya Forstater: Woman who lost job over transgender views wins appeal against employment tribunal

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Maya Forstater: Woman who lost job over transgender views wins appeal against employment tribunal

A woman who lost her job after expressing views that sex cannot be changed and transgender women are 'not women' has won an appeal against an employment tribunal.

A woman who lost her job after expressing views that sex cannot be changed and transgender women are"not women" has won an appeal against an employment tribunal.In 2018, Maya Forstater posted a number of tweets expressing her beliefs about sex and gender, including her opposition to proposed reform of the Gender Recognition Act which would allow trans people to 'self-identify', legally transitioning from the gender assigned to them at birth without a medical diagnosis.

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Her contract with her employer was not renewed in 2019 after a number of her colleagues complained, prompting an employment tribunal where she argued her beliefs should be legally protected.After the verdict was handed down on Friday morning, she said:"I am delighted to have been vindicated. I lost my job simply for expressing a view that is true and important, and held by the great majority of people in this country: sex matters.

"Being a woman is a material reality. It is not a costume or a feeling. Institutions that pretend sex doesn't matter become hostile places for women, in particular.Advertisement"After this judgment, employers and service-providers that ignore sex and silence women who object, need to consider whether they are acting unlawfully, and the substantial legal risks they face if they do not change their approach." headtopics.com

However, the judge did add in the ruling that:"This judgment does not mean that those with gender-critical beliefs can 'mis-gender' trans persons with impunity. Read more: Sky News »

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Not exactly. She has been told that she should not have been misgendering trans people and that trans rights remain protected. 👏👏

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