The Labour Court (South Africa) ruled in favor of Christine Elhers’ reinstatement after she took her employer, Bohler Uddeholm to court for dismissing her based on her transition. The company that employed Christine argued in court that at the time of her employment she was a man and that their clients and the nature of their product (in the metal industry) required her to be a man. Professor Pierre de Vos published in his blog, Constitutionally Speaking the reasons why such arguments don’t stand strong enough in court. The outcome in court sets a great example of fair and equal employment for South African trans persons who in the future will find themselves in the same position, as Judge Francis not only ruled that she gets reinstated but also that she was to receive back payment on her lost salary. Read the full Labour Court Judgement.