Should The Equalities Act 2010 be updated?

Partner and Head of employment Chris Cook comments on the news that one in three UK employers were less likely to hire a transperson.

Last month, a new study by Crossland Employment Solicitors found that one in three UK employers would be less likely to hire a transgender person and nearly half (43 percent) said they were unsure if they would recruit a transgender worker.

The Equality Act 2010 protects transsexuals which the law defines as 'transgender people who propose to, are undergoing or have 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.) against discrimination'. 

Chris continues to discuss how the current Equality Act provides the bare minimum of protection for transgender people.

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