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Legislation & Employment


Gender Recognition Act 2004

The Gender Recognition Act is the main legislation in the United Kingdom that allows adults to change their gender legally; it deals with the procedure for applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate and the legal process.

Equality Act 2010

The Equalities Act replaced previous acts to prevent discrimination in the workplace and wider community based on nine protected characteristics:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex, and
  • sexual orientation.
The act also redefined the meaning of gender reassignment so that there was no requirement for medical intervention.


Transitioning at Work

With the help of other organisations and HR best practice, we have created a guide for managers and employees for when a colleague transitions at work. This is an exemplar policy for businesses and other organisations which can be adapted and customised to suit the nature of the organisation

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  • Exclusive access to secure members' area
  • Connect with other trans people in your area
  • Create your own personal profile page
  • Get involved in our forums

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