Maya Forstater vs CGD et al
Art credit to Nina Paley who is developing a set of playing cards based on participants in the gender debate.
Two day hearing, 21 & 22 March to determine compensation. Evidence and submissions were completed in the time scheduled. Deliberations scheduled for 14 & 17 April, judgement will after that date.
Maya Forstater did not have her contract renewed at the think tank Center for Global Development (CGD) in March 2019. She had posted several tweets questioning government plans for gender self ID. Maya took CGD to an employment tribunal and eventually prevailed after an initial loss, an appeal that gave us ‘worthy of respect in a democratic society (WORIADS) and a complete merits hearing (essentially a retrial of fact).
Having prevailed, the current hearing is for compensation or injury to feelings, aggravated damages, lost earnings and future earnings. The panel is the same as the previous hearing.
Documents from the Remedy Hearing from Maya Forstater
Merits hearing - 7 March - 23 March 2022
Live tweet threads
21 March morning Panel will be reading, asked counsel to deal with names etc in bundle.
21 March afternoon - Olivia Dobbie, counsel for Respondent, cross examines Maya Forstarter
22 March morning - Olivia Dobbie, counsel for Respondent, concludes examination of Maya Forstater, and Ben Cooper KC, counsel for the Claimant, begins his cross examination of Patsy Mills
22 March afternoon - Ben Cooper KC completed his cross examination of the Patsy Mills, submissions from both Olivia Dobbie for Respondent and Ben Cooper for Claimant.
EJ = Employment Judge Glennie, leading the three-person panel hearing the case.
Panel = any one of the three members
BC = Ben Cooper QC, counsel for
MF = Maya Forstater – Claimant
AP = Anya Palmer, assisting BC
OD = Olivia Dobbie, counsel for the respondents
CGDE (CGD Europe) – Respondent 1
CGD = Centre for Global Development – Respondent 2
MA = Masood Ahmed, President of CGD and Chair of the Board of CGDE – Respondent 3
MF or C = Claimant, Maya Forstater
PM = For Respondent, Patsy Mills, Director of HR & Operations - CGD Europe