Only in 2017 would someone have to worry about losing their job after accidentally identifying a transgender student by the wrong gender, despite promptly apologizing and correcting himself. Why? Because the mother complained.
So now 27-year-old Joshua Sutcliffe, who teaches math at a state secondary school in Oxfordshire for the time being, has been issued a summons for “misgendering.”
The whole thing occurred after he said “Good job, girls” when he noticed a group of students working hard. Well apparently one of those “girls” is not actually a “girl,” but a transgender student. When he realized his error, Sutcliffe corrected himself and apologized, but that student told their mother, and she filed a complaint. Now he’s been summoned to a formal disciplinary hearing and is facing “misconduct charges.”