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Complainant Name:
Ms Jessica Bussert

Clauses Noted: 1, 12

Publication: The Sunday Times

Complaint:

Ms Jessica Bussert of London complained that an article which reported her claim of sex discrimination as part of an employment tribunal was inaccurate and discriminatory when it referred to her as a man throughout the story.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper which emphasised the inherent difficulties in reporting transgender issues and its intention not to confuse readers apologised privately to the complainant. It also gave an undertaking to discuss the entire matter further with interested parties.

Report: 73



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