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Chinese man loses in country's 1st transgender labour dispute

In this photo released by Mr. C, a transgender man who uses the name Mr. C to protect his parents from discrimination, holds up the arbitration results while posing for a photo at a government office in Guiyang in southwestern China's Guizhou province Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Mr. C said he was disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor arbitration panel on Tuesday, rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China's first transgender job discrimination case. (Mr. C via AP)
May 10, 2016 - 2:21 AM

BEIJING - A Chinese transgender man says he is disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labour arbitration panel rejected his complaint that he was fired unfairly, in China's first transgender job discrimination case.

The man, who uses the name Mr. C to protect his parents from discrimination, said Tuesday that the panel in the southwestern province of Guizhou granted his demand for about $62 in wages owed but did not rule that his dismissal was unfair.

Mr. C was hired for a sales job with a local health services centre but was let go after the probation period ended. Mr. C believed he was dismissed because he lives as a man even though he was born a woman.

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