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China: Dismissed transgender employee sues Ciming Health Checkup Centre

作者: Tom Phillips, Guardian (UK), 刊登日期: 13 April 2016

"Court hears China's first transgender discrimination case", 12 Apr 2016

A court is hearing China’s first transgender discrimination case in what activists describe as a landmark legal battle they hope will advance the LGBT cause in the country.

The plaintiff, a 28-year-old transgender man and LGBT activist who asked to be named only as Chen, claims he was hired by a healthcare provider in the south-western city of Guiyang last April only to be dismissed one week later because he had worn men’s clothes…

“Chen’s appearance really didn’t fit our standards,” the manager [of he Ciming Health Checkup Centre] was quoted as saying.

On Monday Chen and his lawyer, Huang Sha, presented a claim for compensation of about 2,000 yuan (about £215 ) – the equivalent to five weeks’ pay – to a work tribunal in Guiyang on the grounds that he had been unfairly dismissed. Chen also demanded a written apology from the company…

Chen…said his goal was…to “enlighten” the company and others like it so that they would respect the diversity of their staff in the future…

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