Mindy Jhittay provides legal insights on transgender inclusion and gender-critical beliefs in Thomson Reuters tutorial

In the final video of a three-part series of Thomson Reuters video tutorials on the legal background to transgender inclusion in the workplace, Mindy Jhittay takes users through what charities need to be aware of from a legal standpoint in the event an employee or volunteer opts not to subscribe to their employer’s policies on transgender inclusion due to their personal gender-critical beliefs.

Beginning with a summary of whether this kind of belief qualifies as a religious or philosophical belief protected under section 10 of the Equality Act 2010, Mindy goes on to cite a number of legal rulings which provide useful guidance to charities keen to understand more about the legal questions which often arise in this area. These cases include: Grainger plc and others v Nicholson [2010] IRLR 4, Ladele v London Borough of Islington [2009] EWCA Civ 1357 and Mackereth v The Department for Work and Pensions and another ET/1304602/18 (2 October 2019).

You can hear more of Mindy’s insights on this topic by viewing this latest video tutorial (which is free to view until the end of this week) on the Thomson Reuters Practice & Law site here. Alternatively, you can access the previous two instalments in this series (both of which are behind a paywall) here and here.


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