The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone or treat them unfairly because of gender reassignment. This guidance contains advice for employers to ensure they comply with the law in this regard. As well as an overview of the specific meaning of this protected characteristic, the guidance suggests ways in which employers can support trans workers and advises on adaptations to assist those undergoing gender reassignment and ways of managing any time off work this requires. See http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/f/3/Gender_reassignment_discrimination.pdf.

Acas also has a video on the nine protected characteristics safeguarded by the Equality Act. See http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/video/acasorguk/prkUa-bEYkE.

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