Press Release

CGD Statement in Reaction to UK Employment Appeal Tribunal Overturning Original Decision

June 10, 2021
Contact: Sean Bartlett Center for Global Development +1 (202) 416-4040

Employment Tribunal Sided with CGD in 2019

LONDON – The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal today overturned a lower court ruling from 2019 in a case involving CGD Europe (CGDE), the Center for Global Development (CGD), and CGD President Masood Ahmed, brought by Maya Forstater, who was previously affiliated with the organizations.

Amanda Glassman, Chief Executive Officer of CGDE and Executive Vice President of CGD, released the following statement in reaction:

“The decision is disappointing and surprising because we believe Judge Tayler got it right when he found this type of offensive speech causes harm to trans people, and therefore could not be protected under the Equality Act. Today’s decision is a step backwards for inclusivity and equality for all. We’re currently considering the various paths forward with our lawyers.”