For the past few years I've been weighing up the decisions on whether to transition from male to female by seeing doctors, therapists and doing research into the procedures/medication I may have to take. I've decided that I want to transition.
as I am currently employed I have been wondering when should let my employers know of this change. I know I will have to tell them at some point as my employment records will need to be updated however I don't know if I should let them know prior or wait until I've transitioned.
I know that because I live in Australia it would be illegal for my employers to terminate me because of this decision and I have been accumulating sick days and annual leave so I would make sure that my leave is approved before any Surgery, not to mention that where I work has policies against discrimination.
However when I started this journey I wasn't expecting to get any support form any workplace to begin with and have continued with that in mind. I feel that since this wont impact my work ethic it's more of a personal thing about my private out-of-work life and I don't feel as if I have to announce this before hand.
So should I let my employer know if I plan to go through Hormone Replacement Therapy/Sexual Realignment Surgery?