The judgement of the Ms Taylor versus the Jaguar Land Rover corporation was published this week, detailing the landmark ruling which saw Ms Taylor claim workplace discrimination on the basis of their non-binary identity, with the hope it will lead to a national increase in protections from discrimination for gender diverse people. Ms Taylor, who previously identified as a man, had worked at Jaguar Land Rover as an engineer for 20 years. They later found they identified as gender-fluid and began to dress in women’s clothing at work, leading to constant insults and harassment from colleagues, who said they were ‘not normal’.
Ms Taylor claimed discrimination on the ground of gender reassignment, but the case was taken to court when Jaguar Land Rover argued that gender-fluid/non-binary identities did not fall within the definition of gender reassignment. Ms Taylor’s case was successful as the tribunal found there was “no doubt” they fell under the definition of gender reassignment, adding: “We thought it was very clear that Parliament intended gender reassignment to be a spectrum moving away from birth sex, and that a person could be at any point on that spectrum.”