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+.

Phillip Schofield and ITV co-host Holly Willoughby

Coming out at work: advice for employers

After Phillip Schofield’s heartfelt Twitter post where he revealed he is gay, Philip Richardson, head of employment law at Stephensons...

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12 Feb 2020

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Newcastle City Council tops LGBT+ inclusion list

30 Jan 2020

Newcastle City Council has been named the most inclusive employer by LGBT+ charity Stonewall.
The local authority received the accolade...

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Lloyd’s of London issues trans and non-binary inclusion guide

12 Dec 2019

Lloyd’s of London has issued guidance to insurance firms and their employees on the inclusion of transgender and non-binary employees....

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Top tips on creating an LGBT-inclusive workplace (webinar)

3 Dec 2019

Many employers are keen to create an LGBT-inclusive workplace and will have taken initial steps towards this, such as adopting...

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Gender identity: How to be more inclusive when using pronouns

31 Oct 2019

Awareness of gender identity and expression has grown in recent years and its important for employers to understand how trans,...

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How can HR re-energise the diversity agenda?

22 Oct 2019

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is recognised as good for business, but why are many organisations barely going beyond compliance with equality legislation?

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Christian doctor in transgender pronoun row loses at employment tribunal

8 Oct 2019

The Christian doctor who refused to refer to transgender benefits claimants by their relevant pronouns has lost his claim for...

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What will it take for diversity and inclusion to be taken seriously by boards?

27 Aug 2019

Senior executives make grand promises about improving diversity, and legislation such as gender pay gap reporting is pushing that agenda...

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‘Gay cake’ case referred to European Court

15 Aug 2019

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

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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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