Sacked Christian primary school teacher taking legal action against council after she was dismissed for refusing to use eight-year-old pupil's trans pronouns
A Christian primary school teacher who was sacked after refusing to use a pupil’s trans pronouns is taking legal action against the council for unfair dismissal and religious discrimination.
The teacher told The Telegraph that the school had helped the eight-year-old girl transition into a boy two years earlier, demanding that staff use the child’s preferred male pronouns and male name.
The primary-school pupil was also allowed to use the boys’ toilets and dressing rooms, according to the now dismissed teacher, which became a significant concern for her.
The teacher, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, said that she raised concerns for the eight-year-old’s welfare, in line with the whistleblowing policy, but was rebuffed by the school.
The school advised the teacher in writing that they would be removing the child from her class, ‘to safeguard him from any potential harm’, according to the teacher’s employment tribunal claim.