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A court in St. Petersburg declared illegal the dismissal of a transgender woman Anastasia Vasilyeva, which before the operation he worked as a printer. This profession is on the list of prohibited for women in Russia, says on the page representing its interests in court, the initiative of the LGBT group “coming out” in “Vkontakte”.
Vasiliev agreed to reinstate and pay her ten thousand rubles as compensation for moral damages and one million 850 thousand rubles — for the time of enforced idleness. The decision will enter into force after consideration of the appeal on him.
“Two years of litigation led to the obvious conclusion: no one needs to fire people because they changed the gender marker in documents. And for this discriminatory behavior, the company now responsible for the ruble,” said the plaintiff’s attorney Max Olenichev. He noted that the decision became a precedent in Russia.
At the first instance court Vasilyeva has been refused satisfaction of the claim, however, the Presidium of the Petersburg City court sent the case for retrial, where he was appointed medical examination. Vasilyev acknowledged the capable work of Pecatonica and after the sex change. Her defense argued that it does not apply the list of prohibited in Russia for women, because, according to the review of court practice of the Supreme court No. 2 from 2016, it is connected only with the protection of maternity.
Vasiliev worked in printing for over ten years. She was fired from the post in 2017, after she changed sex.
The official list of 456 occupations in 38 sectors prohibited for women in Russia, operating since 1974. The most current version of the list, where he entered the profession of a sailor, the boatswain, the train driver and the bus driver on long-distance and international routes, was approved in February 2000. The UN has repeatedly recognized document that discriminates against women.
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