LGBT

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) diversity includes all aspects of sexuality and gender identity. Employees perform best when they can be themselves so its important that employers provide a framework to ensure people identifying as LGBT are fully included. LGBT is sometimes lengthened to include Q (queer) and I (intersex) to make LGBTQI or LGBT+.

‘Gay cake’ case referred to European Court

The case involving a Northern Irish bakery that refused to make a cake with a message supporting gay marriage will...

Driver suspended after refusing to drive bus with rainbow-coloured number

14 Aug 2019

A bus driver has been suspended after reportedly refusing to drive a bus decorated with the rainbow-coloured LGBT pride flag....

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Theresa May announces new Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI)

12 Jul 2019

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May has announced a new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer...

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Christian doctor sacked for not using preferred pronouns

10 Jul 2019

A doctor has claimed he was dismissed because his Christian beliefs prohibited him from addressing transgender benefit claimants by their...

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Business travel: how to protect LGBTQ+ staff

21 Jun 2019

With same-sex relationships considered a criminal offence in 70 countries, employers need to exercise their duty of care towards LGBTQ+ staff who travel abroad.

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What is it like to work in diversity and inclusion?

26 Apr 2019

Have you got what it takes to spearhead diversity and inclusion initiatives? Stephanie Sparrow finds out why diversity and inclusion...

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School loses appeal in gay headteacher constructive dismissal decision

25 Mar 2019

A school in Wales has had its appeal dismissed in a case where a gay headteacher claimed for constructive dismissal....

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Diversity in HR: is it really a ‘white female’ profession?

26 Feb 2019

Although often tasked with improving diversity and inclusion, HR is still often seen as a “white female” career. But is...

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Law firm tops LGBT-inclusive employer rankings

21 Jan 2019

International legal giant Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK by LGBT equality charity Stonewall...

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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

4 Dec 2018

Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

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The Virgin Money team receives its Diversity and Inclusion (Private Sector) Award at the 2018 Personnel Today Awards ceremony

Virgin Money strikes right balance for Diversity & Inclusion (Private Sector) Award win

21 Nov 2018

With its sixth Personnel Today Awards win in seven years, Virgin Money again wowed the judges; this time with its...

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LGBT people avoid health checks ‘because of discrimination fears’

8 Nov 2018

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have experienced depression or anxiety in the past year,...

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What employers need to know following the ‘gay cake’ ruling

18 Oct 2018

It is the case which has captivated the nation almost as much as the Great British Bake-Off. Tom Long looks...

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Mercer announces it will offer trans benefits under private medical scheme

16 Oct 2018

Benefits consultancy Mercer has announced it will offer a suite of trans benefits as part of its private medical scheme...

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Supporting LGBT staff: Family-friendly leave for same-sex couples

26 Jul 2018

When LGBT workers look to start a family, there are numerous rights and entitlements employers must be aware of. Hollie...

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