Trans workplace harassment case shows more training and policies needed in Japan
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Akihabara Tokyo
Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

In light of a landmark harassment decision, and the absence of legislative reform, employers in Japan must step up their efforts to combat discrimination against transgender people in the workplace.

A labour standards office in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture recently awarded compensation to a trans woman after finding that her depression was caused by her manager’s persistent harassment and misgendering of her identity.