Trans staff: summary of legal rights
Understand your legal responsibilities around supporting staff that identify as trans in the workplace and learn how to make informed decisions around the arrangements you put in place.
Seek legal advice on any decisions you make
In this article, you'll find a summary of your basic legal responsibilities around staff that identify as transgender, and guidance on what you'll need to consider when applying these laws in practice. The legal rights of transgender individuals are especially complex – the legislation doesn't go into specifics about what you can and can't do and it hasn't yet been fully tested in the courts. This means that although there's no definitive answer at present, there could be in the future if a discrimination claim tests the law.
This is because every individual is different