16 Oct 2007

Ignorance against Trans Carer

Blackpool Care Worker faces prejudice and ignorance from service user's family just because she is Trans. See Blackpool Today for full story. Trans people have some protection in employment and are also covered under the Gender Equality Duty. But cases like this present a dilemna for service providers. It is not the receipient of the service who is discriminating against her carer but her family. Ideally Blackpool should refuse to provide an alternative carer but if the family refuse, it is the elderly woman who is suffering. However, the carer also has the right to dignity, to be treated fairly in her employment, not to be discriminated against and be recognised as a woman.

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