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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Employment discrimination

Hannon v. First Direct Logistics, Equality Tribunal of Ireland (29 March 2011)

Procedural Posture Louise Hannon filed a complaint alleging discrimination and constructive dismissal by her employer after she began transitioning to a female identity. Facts Louise Hannon was employed as a business development manager. When she informed her employer that she had been diagnosed with gender identity disorder and would begin using a feminine name and […]

SR Siras v. Aligarh Muslim University, High Court at Allahabad, India (1 April 2010)

Procedural Posture The petitioner filed a writ petition in the Allahabad High Court, challenging the orders issued against him by Aligarh Muslim University on the grounds that they violated his constitutional rights. Facts The petitioner was a reader and chair of the Department of Modern Indian Languages of Aligarh Muslim University. He was living in […]

Quinton Atkins v. Datacentrix Ltd, Labour Court, South Africa (2 December 2009)

Procedural Posture The applicant filed a complaint of unfair discrimination when an offer of employment was rescinded after he announced his intention to undergo gender reassignment. Facts The applicant, an information technology technician, was offered a position as senior support engineer in writing and he accepted the position. During his interview, the applicant did not […]

Schroer v. Billington, District Court of Columbia, United States (19 September 2008)

Procedural Posture The plaintiff brought a civil action against Billington, the head of the Library of Congress, a government agency. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant’s decision not to hire her after she announced that she would undergo a male to female gender transition amounted to sex discrimination contrary to Title VII of the Civil […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, A/HRC/4/29/Add.1, March 15, 2007: Poland

33. In a letter dated 11 January 2007, the Government replied to the communication of 27 June 2006. 34. The Government stated that the National In-Service Teacher Training Centre (NITTC) is responsible for the teacher training at all levels in Poland and accordingly all documents published by the NITTC should be consistent with the contents […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, A/HRC/4/25, 18 January 2007

II. CLASSIFICATION OF THE SITUATIONS ADDRESSED BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR, 1994–2006 B. Standards and practices relevant to the rule of law, the smooth functioning of the judicial system and the right to a fair trial 21. There are many complex complaints about unequal access to justice. This problem particularly affects the most vulnerable groups (such […]