National Labor Court forbids transgender discrimination

In what’s being hailed as a landmark decision, the National Labor Court determined on June 2 that the Employment (Equal Opportunities) Law forbids discrimination against male or female employees on the grounds of their gender identity.

The ruling, which was based on the rationale of the existing prohibition against discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, was given during the appeal agreement of Marina Meshel, a transgender woman who claimed she had been fired due to her gender identity, against the Center for Educational Technology. The parties came to a compromise, each keeping to their own claim.


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