Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SC to hear plea of woman denied job by AI for being 'transgender'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear 28-year-old Shanavi Poonusamy's plea seeking a response from civil aviation ministry to know why she cannot take up the job as a flight attendant.
Poonusamy has undergone a sex reassignment surgery in 2014 and she wants to become a flight attendant.
The Supreme Court has asked the civil aviation minister and Air India on her petition in which she had alleged that her employment application has been refused by the airlines because she is a transgender.
Praveen Swarup, her advocate, has told the apex court bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khalwikar and D Y Chnadrachud that even after the court's ruling of recognising the third gender and giving transgenders equal rights her client faced discrimination at the hands of the ministry.
The ministry had already closed her case stating that "transgender category currently doesn't exist in the recruitment policy".
22/11/17 Times Now