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Trans People Fact Sheet F: RESOURCES: Trans people and employment

Resources for employers

Transgender people at work

www.dol.govt.nz/er/minimumrights/transgender/Transgenderpeople.pdf

Developed by the Department of Labour in 2011, this NZ guide provides information about both legal and employment rights including best practice advice for employers if an employee wishes to transition at work.

Gender reassignment – a guide for employers

www.cywu.org.uk/index.php?id=8&type_id=4&category_id=33&article_id=163

Employers can use this 2005 guide to help understand how relevant laws apply and how to deal with issues which may arise when a job applicant or a member of their staff is a transsexual person.

FAQs about transitioning in the workplace

www.ftmaustralia.org/transition-info/transitioning-in-the-workplace

Specifically produced for employers by FtM Australia, Transitioning in the workplace is about best practice when an employee transitions from female to male.

Managing transsexual transition in the workplace

www.gendersanity.com/shrm.html

This 2003 US paper for HR professionals discusses what to expect when an employee changes gender and how to handle the various issues that may arise in the workplace.

Resources for employees and unions

Transgender people at work

www.dol.govt.nz/er/minimumrights/transgender/Transgenderpeople.pdf

This 2011 NZ guide discusses legal and employment rights along with issues trans people may encounter at work.

Transgender and work – your rights in employment and vocational training

www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/publications/rights_transgender_work.pdf

Revised in 2008, this UK leaflet offers advice to employees undergoing gender reassignment. It is also useful information for people unfamiliar with transgender issues.

LGBT Equality at Work – advice for trade union negotiators

www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-19413-f0.cfm

This advice from the UK Trades Union Congress, particularly Section 4, deals with workplace issues and good practice.

Recent research

Human Rights Commission (2008) To Be Who I Am / Kia noho au ki töku anö ao: Report of the Inquiry into discrimination experienced by transgender people. Auckland: Human Rights Commission.
www.hrc.co.nz/hrc_new/hrc/cms/files/documents/15-Jan-2008_14-56-48_HRC_Transgender_FINAL.pdf
The final report of the NZ Human Rights Commission’s Transgender Inquiry with employment findings in Chapter 4 and recommendations
in Chapter 9.

Badgett, M. V., Lau, H., Sears, B., and Ho, D. (2007) Bias in the workplace: consistent evidence of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Los Angeles: The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.
escholarship.org/uc/item/5h3731xr
This report summarises findings from studies into workplace discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Grant, J. M., Mottet, L. A., Tanis, J., Harrison, J., Herman, J. L. and Keisling, M. (2011) Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National
Transgender Discrimination Survey.
Washington: National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf
The full report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey with employment findings and recommendations on pages 50–70

Grant, J. M., Mottet, L. A., Tanis, J., Harrison, J., Herman, J. L. and Keisling, M. (2009) National Transgender Discrimination Survey
– Preliminary Findings on Employment and economic Insecurity.
Washington: National Center for Transgender Equality and National
Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/fact_sheets/transsurvey_prelim_findings.pdf
A four-page summary of the preliminary findings on employment and economic insecurity from this first comprehensive US national survey.

Whittle, S., Turner, L., and Al-Alami, M. (2007) Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People’s Experiences of Inequality and Discrimination. London: Cabinet Office.
www.spectrum-lgbt.org/downloads/reports/equality_review_trans.pdf
A 2006 UK research project undertaken for the Equalities Review on transgender and transsexual people’s experiences of inequality and discrimination, with material on workplace discrimination in Chapter 5.