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+.

Supporting transgender employees: the importance of line management

Recent research has highlighted that line management is a critical function when it comes to supporting trans employees, as Rosa...

Five lessons employers can learn from Eurovision

17 May 2018

After the pomp and glitter of last weekend’s Eurovision, there is much to learn from this celebration of diversity, argues...

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Third of LGBT employees hide their sexual orientation at work

30 Apr 2018

Gay, bisexual and trans campaign group Stonewall last week called on employers to develop zero-tolerance policies on discrimination against employees...

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How to manage gender identity in the workplace

7 Mar 2018

It can be difficult for employers to know where to find information on supporting trans employees in the workplace. Clare...

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30 landmark employment law judgments

28 Feb 2018

Since its first issue on 9 February 1988, Personnel Today has reported on a staggering number of developments in employment...

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Stonewall publishes first trans-inclusive employers list

31 Jan 2018

Stonewall has published its inaugural list of the most transgender inclusive employers in the UK with three law firms, three...

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Diversity linked to better financial performance, report finds

22 Jan 2018

Companies that have high levels of ethnic and gender diversity across their workforce and at board level are more likely...

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Metropolitan Police collars Award for Diversity and Inclusion

23 Nov 2017

London’s police force has made great strides in recruiting more black and ethnic minority officers and has redesigned its selection ...

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Six ways to be more inclusive of transgender people in the workplace

11 Oct 2017

HR has a key role in preventing discrimination against transgender people. Jennie Kermode, author of a new book on transgender...

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Trans employees need better support at work, says Acas

25 Aug 2017

Managers are failing to support trans employees as much as they could in the workplace, a study by Acas has...

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Supreme Court gives gay man equal pension rights

12 Jul 2017

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal in a case where a worker claimed his same-sex partner should get the...

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Embrace diversity or your bottom line will suffer

7 Jul 2017

Nothing embodies the diversity of 21st century Britain like London’s Gay Pride Festival. Pride teaches us that we achieve more...

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Sexual orientation discrimination at work: Timeline

6 Jul 2017

In July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. To mark the 50th anniversary...

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Sexist dress codes could attract stricter punishment and fines

25 Jan 2017

Employers that enforce sexist dress codes could be in line for stricter punishment and fines, if the Government follows recommendations...

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Transgender employees: towards equal treatment

15 Mar 2016

Despite new guidance on recruiting and retaining transgender staff, employers remain confused about the law and good practice. Virginia Matthews...

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