Fired for Undergoing Sex Change

Chris Ehlers worked as a sales representative for Bohler Uddeholm Africa, a male dominated multinational steel retailer based out of Africa. In early 2008, Ehlers began to undergo a series of sex change procedures. Ehlers soon became the subject of disrespectful comments by co-workers, and after two inquiries was terminated by the company. In this blog post we discuss how this case would reflect under Canadian human rights legislation.