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Employment Information is available for download from The Gender Centre, and are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view and print P.D.F. files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at the Adobe website.

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE MANY ISSUES FACING TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

Article appeared in Polare 31, June 1999

Gianna Israel discusses the many hurdles that face transgender people in respect to employment and also looks at relocation, transgender-specific employment, volunteering, preparing for interviews, and marketing your skills, interests, and experiences as a selling point ...

EVIDENCE OF WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

Article appeared in Polare 15, October 1996

Roberta Perkins writes that a recent project funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services provides ample evidence of widespread discrimination against transgender people in relation to education and employment ... 

TRANSGENDER WOMAN'S DISMISSAL RULED UNLAWFUL

Article appeared in Polare 14, August 1996

Clare Dyer from The Guardian in the U.K.reports on the cases of several male to female transsexuals' unfair dismissal allegations and outlines the findings of the European Court in Luxembourg ...

OUTLINE OF A SUCCESSFUL ACTIVIST'S CASE

Article appeared in Polare 13, July 1996

On December 14th a Press for Change (U.K.), activist made legal history by taking her case for unfair dismissal all the way to the European Court of Justice ... and achieved a judgment in her favour ...

THE UNPLEASANT BUSINESS OF JOB INTERVIEWS

Article appeared in Polare 66, January 2006

Losing her job when beginning to live as a woman, Gwendolyn began looking for another, with impressive resume in hand, she soon discovered that skills would have little to do with the interview, she knew that her chances were next to nil as soon as she walked in the door ... 

... AND HER WORKPLACE TRANSITION

Article appeared in Polare 68, July 2006

Times have changed and society is now more understanding of the struggles and plight of transsexual people. Gender dysphoria is a condition that takes bravery and guts to firstly face, fight, and then resolve. Stephanie tells her story of coming-out and transitioning ... 

TOWARD A MORE POSITIVE OUTLOOK

Article appeared in Polare 24, April 1998

Jodie writes of the concerns of redundancies at her workplace, What was she to do? Her thoughts were all doom and gloom. Let's face it she thought, age was against her, so was having no great education, few qualifications and restricted skills, hell, who employs trannies? ... [

POSITIVE TRENDS AS EMPLOYERS AND CO-WORKERS' KNOWLEDGE IMPROVES

Article appeared in Polare 38, August 2000

Until recently, people were likely to quit jobs and disappear, preferring to start a new life with a new identity and employer rather than tell co-workers of an impending transition. But more employers and co-workers are learning how to deal with a colleague's transition ...

EXPERIENCING THE ADVANCES AND THE SETBACKS

Article appeared in Polare 52, June 2003

Areader describes their transition that had occurred about fifteen years prior, and it had been a tumultuous time, full of hope and despair. However they had survived and found a satisfying equilibrium in life because of an abiding ease with who they are ... 

IT'S A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE

Article appeared in Polare 99, May 2014

There is no shame in being transgender. Walking the journey of transition and maintaining your employment and economic viability is a fundamental right, not a privilege and, as such, we have the legal right to fight to retain our employment if we have been productive members of an organisation ... 

WAITING FOR THE WHEELS TO FALL OFF, BUT THEY DIDN'T!

Article appeared in Polare 17, February 1997

Kerry, a male-to-female transgender was waiting for the wheels to fall off, but they didn't, and now she doesn't think they ever will. She's just completed a successful transition while working full-time with a Commonwealth Government Department and shares her experiences with us ... 

TANYA SHARES HER RECENT JOB APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Article appeared in Polare 32, August 1999

There are some people possessing great understanding and compassion, and it's about these people that Tanya shares her recent job application experience, and the absolute deepest satisfaction and joy that it had given to her then, and even now, weeks later ...

AVOIDING CONFUSION AND RESISTANCE

Article appeared in Polare 97, October 2013

With more and more people electing to transition in their current employment, Liz Ceissmann discusses some important things to remember. Besides the law stating that you must not be discriminated against because you are transgender, Liz mentions that it is advisable to be realistic and understand that different people adapt to change at their own pace ... 

ASSISTING THE EVOLVING TRANS PERSON TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR APPROACH

Article appeared in Polare 20, August 1997

Keith Rogers has successfully coached many transgendered persons in various methods of disclosing their intention to transition to corporate employers and potential employers. This essay aims to assisting the evolving trans person to be comfortable with their approach ... 

 
 
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