Call for Chapters: Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace


Zafeiris Tsiftzis, OCL Solicitors, UK

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 23, 2021
Full Chapters Due: January 6, 2022


Gender is a social system in which humans are differentiated based on sex for roles, behaviours, identities, appearances, and characteristics, mapping the cultural meanings and norms about both sex and gender onto human bodies. Transgender is a broad term used to describe those whose gender, gender identity, or gender expression is in some sense different from, or transgresses social norms for, their assigned birth sex. Transgender may include those who identify as being transsexual, cross-dressers, androgynous, bi-gender, no-gender or multi-gender, or gender-queer. Transsexual people in stiff societies living “covered” lives hide their identity from virtually everyone including their own family members, friends, colleagues and employers and spend their lives as one of their birth gender would.

There are transgender individuals who hide their identities and live full-time in a gender-affirming role because they are not interested in hormonal and surgical sex re-assignment and want to avoid any discrimination or abuse linked with disclosure of gender. Those who challenge the binary order by enacting their gender in ways that are comfortable for them but disturbing to others, face undesirable reactions extending from discrimination to explicit violence.


This book intends to scrutinize how such strong social reactions transgender individuals face in the workplace. Transgender have been able to make huge gains in social tolerance and acceptance in Western countries over a period of last few decades, resulting into unprecedented number to come out and to engage, openly, in employment. However, the situation is strikingly different for transgender in developing countries. Instead of declaring the gender identity with pride, transgender go for the only viable option of remaining silent because of they will continue to face discrimination and prejudice.

Target Audience

Research Scholars: for their research purpose
Students: for their study purpose
Faculties: for their teaching Aid
Policy Makers

Recommended Topics

Transgender Issues in the workplace
Disclosure Decision
Gender Identity
Workplace ethics regarding Transgender
Transitioning at work

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 23, 2021, a chapter proposal of approximate 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 6, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline: November 23, 2021
Full chapter submission: January 6, 2022


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