Sex change case settled out of court

2010-09-01 14:09
Johannesburg - Christine Ehlers, a transgender woman who claimed she was unfairly dismissed, has reached an out of court settlement with the company, its lawyers said on Wednesday.

"There is a settlement. The terms of the settlement are confidential," said Bohler Udderholm's lawyer Yusuf Nagdee, without elaborating.

Ehlers, 43, who was previously known as Chris, took the company to court claiming she was unfairly dismissed in 2009 for undergoing "sexual reassignment" on the advice of her sexologist.

She had worked at the steel company, in Isando, Johannesburg, as a sales representative. She was dismissed after rejecting an offer to take up a freelance sales position.

She claimed the company unfairly discriminated against her by dismissing her.

The settlement was reached on Tuesday, before a ruling by the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Bohler Udderholm's application for leave to appeal against a court ruling on August 13.

Judge Ellem Francis had ruled that Ehlers be reinstated to the position she held at the time of her dismissal with back pay and benefits.

The company was ordered to apologise to her within one week.

The court also ordered Bohler Udderholm take steps to prevent future discrimination.

Read more on:    labour

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Good intentions are not good enough... ultimately we are measured by our actions. Now is the time to build on your ideas. Create...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.