UK: P&O admits discrimination against transsexual worker

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17 December 2006

'Jibe' transsexual wins her case [UK]

Author: BBC

A transsexual ferry crew member has been awarded [£64,862] compensation after a tribunal found she endured verbal and physical harassment at work [on a P&O ferry]...A tribunal report stated: "For nearly two years prior to her resignation, the claimant was forced to endure at work an atmosphere of intimidation and hostility caused by the fact that she was undergoing gender-reassignment. Such culture was tolerated and promoted and sanctioned by the claimant's immediate managers."...A spokesman for P&O [part of Carnival] said they had no comment on the tribunal result.

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9 August 2006

Ferry transsexual suffered jibes [UK]

Author: BBC

A transsexual crew member...claims unfair constructive dismissal against P&O Ferries [part of Carnival]. The firm admits sexual discrimination but told the tribunal in Southampton Ms Marland was offered other work but she was only interested in compensation...The case continues.

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