Transgender Chinese man wins first-of-its-kind labour discrimination case

A Guiyang court has ruled that the gender of an employee could not be treated as a ground for terminating their employment. In this case, a transgender man was fired from his job at a health services firm, after several of his colleagues told him that he “looked like a lesbian” and might damage the company’s reputation. The Court held that termination of his services solely on the ground of his gender orientation was in violation of the litigant’s equal employment rights, and directed his former employer to pay damages equivalent to $297 to him.