Sexuality is an important part of who we are as humans. Beyond the ability to reproduce, sexuality also defines how we see ourselves and how we physically relate to others.
Sexual orientation is usually divided into these categories:
Transgender: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. Transgender people may identify as straight, gay, bisexual or some other sexual orientation
It is estimated that 0.56% of Uk adults (560 per 100,000) identify as transgender. A decision to undertake gender reassignment is made when an individual feels that his or her gender at birth does not match their gender identity. This is called ‘gender dysphoria’ and is a recognised medical condition.
This is when you are treated differently because you are transsexual, in one of the situations covered by the Equality Act.
The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy. It doesn’t have to be intentional to be unlawful.
There are some circumstances when being treated differently due to gender reassignment is lawful, explained below within the YouTube clip.
Explore the CIPD’s point of view on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender reassignment, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers
The helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.
The University of Cambridge has more than 20,000 students, from 140 countries.
Through February NWCS are celebrating Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment & Gender Identity. Relevant to all British Values, also the Equality Act 2010. A further learning opportunity in relation to Emotional Intelligence has been set up for you via the Discovery learning platform.
Please ensure to speak with your Training Officer about this.