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Hi all hope you don't mind me posting.

I've just finished some "inclusive" training at my fairly large company and there is a section on protected characteristics.

They correctly wrote sex not gender, good start

But apparently "gender reassignment" includes gender fluid and non binary identities, and it would be harassment under the EA2010 to consistently refer to someone using the "wrong" pronouns

This sounds like a huge stretch to me!

This pro-trans site makes what I presume is the case for "anyone who thinks they might be trans is protected" https://www.transactual.org.uk/equality-act

Here's an interesting thing from the legal feminist https://www.legalfeminist.org.uk/2022/04/

I will just not be using anyone's pronouns and basically trying to not talk to anyone

Hi all hope you don't mind me posting. I've just finished some "inclusive" training at my fairly large company and there is a section on protected characteristics. They correctly wrote sex not gender, good start But apparently **"gender reassignment" includes gender fluid and non binary identities, and it would be harassment under the EA2010 to consistently refer to someone using the "wrong" pronouns** This sounds like a huge stretch to me! This pro-trans site makes what I presume is the case for "anyone who thinks they might be trans is protected" https://www.transactual.org.uk/equality-act Here's an interesting thing from the legal feminist https://www.legalfeminist.org.uk/2022/04/ I will just not be using anyone's pronouns and basically trying to not talk to anyone

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[–] SecondSkin 2 points Edited

Gender fluid and non binary are not defined anywhere in law. They may well be covered under GRA PC, but they may well not be, because it’s not clear from the appendix to the equality act (that define the PC further) or from any guidance the EHRC have produced based on the equality act. So it would be naive if not down right ignorant, for workplaces to assume they are covered by GRA PC, without explicit definitions of these as part of that or without case law to set president (and that looks like it will never happen now, way things are here currently)

Btw the GRA PC means a person can’t be treated differently from anyone else of the same sex, not the sex they wish they were. In other words a TiF can’t be excluded from a women’s refuge or from women’s toilets or girls sports in school or girls only sex ed class or girls school. Excluding them from a boys school is entirely legal.

The GRA PC does not equal Gender Reassignment Act, which is a different piece of legislation that enables some people to change their legal sex via a GRC. But the EHRC are clear that regardless of legal sex obtained via GRC single sex services etc can excluded people based on biological sex. As does the single sex exemptions in the equality act.