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I think I have been treated unfairly at school/work/restaurant because I am trans. What can I do?

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Under the law in Northern Ireland, discrimination against an individual on the grounds of gender reassignment is unlawful and no-one is permitted to discriminate against anyone for being trans. This relates to all aspects of your life including employment, education, housing, retail, restaurants, use of facilities and services etc. Although the law is not directly applicable in schools, schools are expected to respect the rights of young trans people not to be treated less favourably than others.


If you feel you have been discriminated against for being trans, speak to a legal advisor confidentially on 08088085678, email ree@childrenslawcentre.org or online at REE Live Chat.

For more information and support if you are trans, non-binary or questioning, contact the Belfast Trans Resource Centre:

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