Gender

This section will give you information on legislation that exists to protect employees from suffering discrimination on the grounds of their sex/gender or because they are married.  

Gender Equality Duty

From April 2007 there is an obligation placed upon public bodies to actively promote gender equality in much the same way as it does race and disability. 

F rom April 2007 there is an obligation placed upon public bodies to actively promote gender equality in much the same way as it does race and disability.   

Transgender

Gender Recognition Act 2004

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 came into force on 4 April 2005. This Act applies throughout the UK and enables transsexual people to apply to a Gender Recognition Panel for a Gender Recognition Certificate. The acquired gender of applicants will be recognised in law from the date on which they are granted a full Gender Recognition Certificate by the panel. The panel are part of the Tribunals group of the Department for Constitutional Affairs. The holder of a Gender Recognition Certificate can enjoy all the rights appropriate to a person of his or her acquired gender.  

For an update to this legislation please click on the link .The action plan is monitored regularly by a group of internal and external representatives.  

Downloads

GCH Gender Equality Scheme| 

Links

Gender Recognition Act 2004|

The Equality and Human Rights Commission| 

 
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