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An employer can’t refuse to employ transgender people

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A person who had an operation to become a woman was refused a job as a police officer. She won her case as she had not got the job because she was a transsexual.

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Hands Off Our DNA

No. 6 of #50cases. Our DNA can reveal a huge amount about us. In fact, one small sample is enough to provide a good amount of rather specific and sensitive information about who we are. … Continued


Let Me Die

No. 5 of #50cases. In 1999 Diane Pretty received devastating news: she had Motor Neurone Disease. She was going to die a protracted and painful death. Her condition deteriorated rapidly. By 2002, … Continued


The Little Red Schoolbook

No. 29 of #50cases. Sex, education and drugs – all part of growing up? Søren Hansen and Jesper Jensen certainly thought so when they wrote ‘The Little Red Schoolbook’, to advise children on … Continued


Protect The Source

No. 2 of #50cases. Mr Goodwin was a journalist. On 2 November 1989 he received information from a source about a company called Tetra. Tetra was in the middle of negotiating … Continued