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Monday, August 14, 2006

Employer admits discrimination against transgender employee

In news across the ocean, the employer of a British transsexual ferry crew member has admitted sex discrimination, but denies unfair dismissal.

Drusilla Marland claimed that co-workers in the engine room of the P&O ferry Pride of Bilbao made jibes about her sex change such as referring to her as "he" and saying things such as "we are all men here" P&O Ferries' own investigation found that a number of co-workers admitted saying inappropriate things to her. On the other hand, some crew members reported Marland to their bosses because she made them feel uncomfortable by pouting, blowing kisses and acting "camply".

The case is ongoing.

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