The Daily Mail is reporting that a high school teacher claims she was discriminated against and told to ‘think of the children’ by the NSW Department of Education because she was changing gender.
Blaise Harris claims casual work at the school dried up after she revealed she was transgender. But when she reported it to the department, a senior manager insinuated she was a risk to the children, she said.
‘I don’t have a problem with what the school did at all. You have to think of the children,’ Ms Harris said senior management had told her.
‘I said, “Excuse me, you do know the difference between a transgender woman and a pedophile, don’t you?” Then I just put the phone down,’ she said.
‘The Department is presently compiling its submission to the Anti-Discrimination Board, it is not appropriate to comment further,’ a spokesperson for the Department of Education said.
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