Employers can’t compel staff to share their beliefs

The Times by Jawad Iqbal
No one should face the loss of their livelihood or have their reputation tarnished simply for expressing what they believe to be the truth. Yet that’s exactly what happened to Maya Forstater, a tax expert working at the think tank Centre for Global Development (CGD).
Her contract was not renewed after she tweeted that transgender women could not change their biological sex. Some who disagreed with her complained that her tweets were “transphobic” and made them feel uncomfortable; she was silenced and effectively became a non-person, simply because her views didn’t chime with others in her workplace.
Since then Forstater has fought a long and expensive legal battle for her rights and beliefs. Anyone who cares about free speech or the right to challenge orthodox beliefs should breathe a sigh of relief that she has finally won her case.