A man is suing his employers in China's first transgender discrimination case
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
A 28-year-old Chinese man who was born a woman is suing his employers for discrimination, after he was fired for “not conforming to traditional notions” of gender.
The man, identified as Mr. C in some reports and Liu by Chinese papers, worked for Ciming Checkup, a medical services company, in south China’s Guiyang as a sales person. He told a local paper that he had not disclosed his female gender when applying for the job, but noted that the company was aware of his “special gender situation.”
He’s suing because despite this, he was let go after a week and told that the company was not happy with his expression of gender and that he was dressed as a man, he said. Read more…