Fahmy v Arts Council England [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Policies and Procedures, Diversity & Inclusion
Issues covered: Harassment; Philosophical Belief


The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Relationship Manager.  She has been in this position since March 2008.   The issue arising relates to the claimant’s ‘gender critical beliefs’ which were described by the claimant as:

I believe that sex is real, important, immutable, not be conflated with "gender identity" (what sex a person feels they are or would prefer to be. I do not believe that "trans women are women" ("trans women" are men who think they are women) that "trans men are men" (trans men are women who think they are men). I understand that both my "gender critical" beliefs and my lack of belief that "trans women are women" are a protected belief

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This article is correct at 13/07/2023

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