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Gender reassignment

Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic and can be the subject of direct discrimination and victimisation.

A person has the protected characteristic of gender reassignment if that person is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the person’s sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex.

It should be noted that a person is protected once they have proposed to transition, even if they later change their mind. This is the case whether or not they are under medical supervision.

Trans is an umbrella term encompassing all those who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, including but not limited to those who are transgender, genderqueer, agender and non-binary.

By trans we include people who choose to live in the opposite gender and those who have gone through or are going through gender re-assignment including medical and/or social transition, and all people who identify with a gender that does not match their assigned sex at birth.

We were named as one of the top 10 trans-inclusive employers by Stonewall as part of their Stonewall Workplace Equality Index that measures how LGBT+ inclusive an organisation is.