Miss A de Souza E Souza v Primark Stores Ltd Case [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Direct Discrimination; Harassment; Constructive Dismissal; Gender Reassignment; Transgender Status; Injury to Feelings

In this case, the claimant, a transgender woman, succeeded in her claims for direct discrimination and harassment under the Equality Act 2010 in relation to gender reassignment. 

The claimant has identified as a woman for approximately 16 years. Her birth name is ‘Alexander’ yet she is known as ‘Alexandra’. She began working as a sales assistant in Primark in September 2016. 

At interview she relayed her personal details to management, explaining she was transgender. The interviewer said they had to use her official name for pay purposes, but she could use whatever name she liked on her name badge. On the morning of her induction the claimant was given a name badge citing her

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This article is correct at 15/03/2018

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