This month saw an award of over £100k for an unfair dismissal and discrimination case from the Employment Tribunal.
Maya Forstater, former visiting fellow for the Centre for Global Development, was awarded the sum following a tribunal judgment in her favour. The issue arose following several social media posts wherein Maya stated her gender critical beliefs. After being alerted to the posts, her employer decided not to renew her contract.
The tribunal found that she had been discriminated against on three grounds, 1. not offering her another employment contract, 2. refusing to renew her fellowship, and 3. removing her name and details from their website.
Thanking JK Rowling for her support, Maya stated ‘I, and many other people with gender critical beliefs, have been the victims, not the perpetrators, of discrimination fuelled by bigotry’.