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Transsexual 'sacked for wearing dress to work'

By Samyuktha

London, Aug 26 (ANI): A transsexual care worker is set to sue her former bosses after they allegedly sacked her for turning up for work in a dress.

Rachel Millington, 24, of Lincoln, revealed she had made it a point to warn her employers before she made her first appearance as a woman.

She also advised them that she had changed her name from Andrew.

But Millington said they were unsupportive, and when she donned a frock for the first time things got even more fraught.

"I came to work as Rachel and from then on it got worse. One day they phoned me and said 'Don't bother coming in'," the Sun quoted her as saying.

She said the disabled people she worked with had no problem with her new identity.

She is now suing Housing and Support Solutions Ltd in Cleethorpes, Lincs, for unfair dismissal, sexual discrimination and loss of earnings.

The firm refused to comment on the case, which will be heard next month. (ANI)

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