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

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Posted: May 10, 2016 4:47 AM

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese transgender man says he is disappointed but will continue to fight for equality after a labor 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 center 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.