Gender is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
Both men and women are protected under the Act. The Act requires the college to:
Equal and Human Rights Commission
The Fawcett Society
Centre for the study of Women and Gender
Gender reassignment is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
The Act provides protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of gender reassignment. The definition of gender reassignment has been extended to cover people who have proposed, started or completed a process to change their sex but are not under medical supervision. (Equality Challenge Unit - Key Actions 2010)
People considering or undertaking gender reassignment encounter considerable prejudice and can often be isolated within their community. A Further Education College can give opportunities to lessen this isolation as advice on hair and beauty is often a sought after service. All the members of our hair and beauty staff in Camborne, Saltash and St Austell have received specific training in providing equality of opportunity to people who have decided on or are considering gender reassignment. We will continue to build on this expertise to promote understanding and inclusion.
Useful web sites and contacts
The Gender Trust
The Beaumont Trust
Kernow Katz a TG self-help support group in Cornwall which can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
*BBC Website ‘Cornwall transgender support group is formed’ 15th November 2011
Maternity and pregnancy is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
Whenever possible adjustments will be agreed between our staff and pregnant learners to ensure their safety and comfort whilst also encouraging achievement of their learning goals.
The same approach is taken in relation to childcare requirements. Quiet rooms can be booked for breast-feeding.
It is unlawful for you to be dismissed because you are pregnant or for reasons connected with your pregnancy or maternity leave. It is also unlawful for you to be denied access to holiday pay, sickness pay training or any other contractual benefit that all employees are entitled to.
Equality & Human Roghts Commission
*Office of National Statistics