Maya Forstater has won more than £100,000 in compensation from a think-tank that dropped her over her view that people cannot change their biological sex.
The Center for Global Development did not renew the researcher and tax expert’s contract after she tweeted ‘gender critical’ beliefs – that ‘male people are not women’ – in 2018.
Yesterday an Employment Tribunal ordered that Ms Forstater, 49, should be paid a total of £106,404 by her former employer, including £27,000 for injury to feelings and £64,000 for loss of earnings.
Last night Ms Forstater said: ‘I would like to thank everyone who has supported my case, above all my family, who have been put through hell over the past four years.
‘Seeing their mother smeared as a bigot and a potential harasser across international media is something that my sons should never have had to experience.’
She added: ‘My case has exposed institutionalised discrimination against, and the routine abuse and smearing of, people with perfectly ordinary beliefs about the material reality of sex.’